Fulton-Mason Eagle Day

Saturday, February 2, 2019
bald eagle event details Join us for the annual Fulton-Mason Eagle Day event. Activities include live raptor programs, hands-on activities and crafts for kids, and bird watching in various locations in Lewistown and Havana, Illinois. The event is free and for all ages.

Fulton county

 

Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown

  • The Wandering Flatlanders – Photography by Kevin Wright & Dwight Eddington
  • Arts & crafts and science activities, including chemistry, wetlands, waterfowl, and bats
  • Native and invasive species displays
  • Asian carp tasting
  • 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m. Raptor Awareness with free flight demonstrations. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Dickson Mounds, the day of the event. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance. Seating is limited. Admission is free.
  • Food available for purchase courtesy of Holy Smokes BBQ

The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve Wetland Observatory, off of route 97/78, Lewistown, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • Warming station, exhibits, and wildlife viewing courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Therkildsen Field Station
  • Illinois Natural History Survey’s Traveling Science Center
  • Illinois River Biological Station’s electrofishing boat and equipment display

Mason County

    Havana Park District Nature Center, 416 N. Schrader St., Havana, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    • Wildlife viewing
    • Eagle crafts and educational activities for kids
    • Food available

    Havana City Center, 326 W. Market St., Havana, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    • Wildlife Prairie Park’s Birds of Prey
    • Educational activities and displays

    Visitors may meet Emi or Emmett the Eagle Mascot at various locations throughout the event.

    More event details, schedule, and program locations to be announced at www.experienceemiquon.com

    Sponsored by the City of Lewistown, City of Havana, Forbes Biological Station, Havana Oktoberfest Committee, Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, The Nature Conservancy, USFWS Illinois River Refuges Complex, Lewistown Chamber of Commerce, Spoon River Electric Coop, and Plum Hill Vacation Rental Properties. Activities and displays contributed by the Astoria High School's Environmental Club, Havana Park District, Emiquon Audubon, Mason County Arts Council, the University of Illinois Extension's Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, and USFWS Carterville FWCP Wilmington Substation.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this event for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to Mitchell Baalman at illinoisriver@fws.gov or 309-535-2290 by close of business Jan 18, 2019.


     Photo: Perched bald eagle by USFWS.