No Go: Winds Persist (+0 Miles)
October 19, 2011: Migration Day 11

The young cranes exercise their wings by flying.

Photo: Joe Duff Operation Migration

No test flight was needed to know that today is too windy to fly. The team is calling this state WIND-sconsin, where they are up to Down Day 8 in Green Lake County. The young cranes will be let out of their pen for some welcome flying and exercise. Let's hope they can leave before the birds start thinking of Stopver #1 as their new home!

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

  • (b-for-bonus) Whooping cranes are in the news. Here are two articles. Look at both. Then choose one to summarize and respond to in your journal.

October 14: DAR cranes in Class of 2011

October 17: Louisiana Flock

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).