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Whooping Crane Habitat Worry

I am a worrier.

I know you have been watching the weather.  Or at least have heard that Hurricane Ike is headed for the Texas Coast and right for Aransas NWRI was there last Spring and took a boat out to see the cranes.  I have seen the marsh and how low the land is.  I am concerned about potential habitat and food loss for the Whooping Cranes.  Whoopers fly 2500 miles from Wood Buffalo National Park in the Northwest Territories of Canada to their wintering grounds at Aransas.  Let us breathe a collective sigh of relief that the cranes are not due until mid-October.  And keep our fingers crossed that the hurricane damage is not severe. 

If you have not been down to see them.  Try to go.  They are way cool.

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