Marianne Wellington

Marianne Wellington is a chick-rearing specialist at ICF. Along with Richard Urbanek, Marianne is in charge of raising the chicks in the direct autumn release (DAR) group each summer. She is their "chick Mama." Marianne observes each chick and gets to know the personality and behavior. This helps her and the other team experts make decisions about when, where, and with which other cranes they are released on the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge before fall migration.

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).