Participants will meet several education birds including our Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle and other feathered guests. This one-hour program — beginning at 12:30 p.m. is free to the public however, donations are welcome. Participants will learn about their natural history, breeding, habitat and behaviors. At 2:30 p.m. a rehabilitated bald eagle will be released behind Northside Intermediate School.
Preceding the eagle release at 1:45 p.m., Penny and Gary Shackelford will present “Eagles in the Neighborhood.” The Shackelfords own 380 acres in northern Rock County. The property, Fair Meadows, is a State Natural Area and has diverse habitats. Their mission is to maintain and enhance these natural communities to promote the greatest possible biological diversity. Among the 191 species of birds they have observed at Fair Meadows, bald eagles have been among the most exciting.
This program is also sponsored in part by the Rock County Conservationists.