Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’re well aware that tomorrow will bring a solar eclipse, which for some, depending on whether you’re fortunate to be in the 60- to 70-mile-wide “path of totality,” will see the moon completely block out the sun and cause the sky to go black in the middle of the day.
Unfortunately, Wisconsin is outside the path of totality and the forecast is calling for clouds and possible storms, which means we will see little difference. I was looking forward to watching the CraneCam to see if the young cranes react in any way when darkness falls. We may get lucky and the clouds won’t appear – time will tell. The cranes may head to the water and assume their roosting stance on one leg.
Have you given any thought to how wildlife might react? I mean birds spend 24 hours a day outside so they’re far more tuned in to the rise and fall of the sun/moon than we humans could ever hope to be.
Will diurnal bird species go quiet as conditions darken on Monday? Will nocturnal species begin to vocalize much earlier? I can’t wait to find out!