|Annual Squaw Creek Eagle Days trip offered on Dec. 5|
Visit the yearly celebration of "Eagle Days" at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through a birdwatching trip being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
Always a participant favorite, this trip affords a close-up view of our national bird. The trip will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, and will include a special presentation including a close-up look at a mature Bald Eagle, a tour of the refuge, and a chance to look through spotting scopes to view this amazing bird. It is not unusual to observe 150 to 200 bald eagles on the refuge and surrounding area. Other wildlife such as ducks, geese, and deer have also been observed in past years.
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under travel. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "outdoor adventure."
The trip will depart from the north side of Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, at 6:45 a.m. and return around 2 p.m. Transportation by small bus is provided. Participants must provide meal expenses for lunch at a stop after birding. Be sure to bring binoculars! The cost is $47 per person for one seven-hour trip. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 30238.
This program is also eligible for credit in the Environmental dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.
The JCPRD’s Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.