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Eagle Watching Open House, Feb. 13

2/13/16Eagle-Ken Biddle

Join in the fun at the Eagle Watching Open House to learn about bald eagles, see a live eagle from TreeHouse Wildlife Center, and watch for eagles independently or with refuge rangers from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the refuge visitor center.  

Eagle Watching Open House activities include:

10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The visitor center will be open to provide information about eagle biology, nesting, and conservation, and a bald eagle photography exhibit will be on display. Kid’s crafts and an eagle trivia game will be available. Refuge volunteers will be stationed with scopes at hot spots for watching eagles.

11 a.m.  Refuge rangers will lead an hour-long eagle watching walking tour through the Gilbert Lake Division to spot eagles and learn about bird watching. Sign up by Feb. 12 by calling the visitor center at 618-883-2524 or emailing tworivers@fws.gov.

12 p.m.  A live eagle will be presented during an education program by TreeHouse Wildlife Center.

1 p.m.  Junior Rangers youth nature hike will be led by rangers and show kids how to identify animals in winter.  

This event is free and open to the public.

The bald eagle photography exhibit will highlight local professional and amateur photographers and will be on display at the refuge visitor center Feb. 10-19.

All local photographers are invited to submit original photographs of bald eagles taken at Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge or in Calhoun, Jersey and Greene counties. Photos must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 5 to tworivers@fws.gov or mailed to HC 82 Box 107, Brussels, IL 62013.

For more information about the refuge open house, call 618-883-2524 or email tworivers@fws.gov.   

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016
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