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Soar into spring at the Prairie Heritage Center

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland will be hosting its annual Bald Eagle Watch on March 3. Photo contributed
This year the visiting Bald Eagles have had an easy winter in the Little Sioux River.

Open water has provided opportunities to use different roosting locations. The annual Bald Eagle Watch is an excellent time to learn more about eagles and observe them in the area.

This year the festival will be held on Saturday, March 3 at the Prairie Heritage Center, 4931 Yellow Ave, southeast of Sutherland-- just one mile off Hwy 10. Stop by throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The O'Brien County Conservation Board naturalist and other volunteers will be on hand to help you spot and identify eagles. Take part in hands-on activities and view informational displays.

Other eagle viewing opportunities will also take place on that date. Eagle activities will take place in Linn Grove. For more information about the agenda in that community, contact 712-296-4920.

By holding the events on the same day, eagle viewing throughout the valley is encouraged. Travel the river road between the two sites and keep your eye on the trees. You are sure to be rewarded with the site of bald eagles perching or soaring overhead.

Contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200 for more information about this great opportunity to view our national symbol in the wild.

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