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October 10, 2003
Migration Target Date

Fogged In


Two students on the scene at Necedah
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Among today's hopeful spectators at Necedah were two students from Adams (WI) Friendship School. Jonathan (age 11) and Mark (age 10) arrived with their moms before the sun was up. Click on the video to hear Jonathan and Mark tell you about being here this morning. Jonathan's prediction that the cranes would probably not leave today was correct.

Journey North's Jane Duden was also on the scene again today, REALLY hoping to see the young whoopers start their journey south. She said, "I got up at 3:00 a.m. to go from Minneapolis to Necedah. After 192 miles of driving by the light of the full moon, I could barely find the road into the refuge grounds because of a wall of fog. The ghostly mist sank into every hollow and hung in a blanket over the ground. Driving down the 2-mile gravel road to the hill where the spectators waited in the gloomy dawn, I still hoped for a miracle. But the fog won. However, all was not lost. I hope you'll enjoy the video clip of Jonathan and Mark, and more photos and videos to come in future reports. I spent some final moments with the ground crew and flight team before I headed back to Minneapolis, knowing the chances are still dim for a departure tomorrow. The team knows that EACH OF YOU wishes them the very best!"

Sara knows that cranes eat cranberries.
What do you think Sara is using the berries for?
(Photos OM/WCEP)

Try This! Journaling Question

  • In the photos above, Sara Zimorski is injecting something for the cranes into cranberries, which grow in the bogs in the Necedah area. What might Sara be injecting into the berries that she wants the cranes to swallow? Why do you think she's going to all this trouble?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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