Now HERE’S some good Wisconsin News!

by kelly

A pair of whooping cranes has hatched two chicks in central Wisconsin, marking the first young of the species to be hatched in the wild in the eastern United States in more than 100 years.

Operation Migration, the group coordinating the effort to establish a second migratory flock of the endangered birds in North America, posted photos on its Web site documenting the success.

Photos of the nest show two brown chicks being tended by their adult parents among thick marsh grass of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Joe Duff, who heads Operation Migration, says the successful nesting is just the start, because the birds still face the challenge of keeping the young alive until they can fly.

6 Responses to “Now HERE’S some good Wisconsin News!”

  1. Nicole Says:

    Thats potentially other good Milwaukee news.

  2. Nicole Says:

    Oh, if you never heard of the above thing, you can read about it above.

    Sorry for the extra post

  3. Kelly Says:

    Yes, that WOULD be some good news. I would have to visit my buddy, Bono, again, if they actually come. I had heard about this petition drive on the radio (but didn’t know many details, so thanks for the article). I visited the petition website and then, I confess, I because cynical and figured that it wouldn’t work. But maybe it will. Maybe I should sign the thing… Have you signed it?

  4. Nicole Says:

    Yeah, I signed, but not sure if it went through.

    Worse case they dont come, but I dont want to not sign it and cause the petition to be that much farther away from hitting a high enough number to possibly have U2 come to town again!!!

  5. Kelly Says:

    Well, I just signed it. So the good news is that we’re one closer. The bad news is that we’re only at six-hundred and eighty-seven signatures.

  6. Dan Fouliard Says:

    Hey, there– well, you know– we the petition signers are incontrol of the petition– not Bono, or the President, or Major, or the Brewers– or any authority what so ever– we the petition signers are in control of our petition. Now of course U2 is incontrol of whether or not they honor the petition, but we can always change the date! We’re incontrol of that too 😉 What about 2010? Keep signing up– it’s free it’s easy and it benefits charity. Daniel Fouliard