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Bird Watching at Squaw Creek day trip for 50 Plus offered on Jan. 19
POSTED: 12/23/2015
Visit Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge for a chance to see seasonal migratory birds, including snow geese and bald eagles, during a late January day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Experience 3,400 acres of wetland habitat full of waterfowl and other wildlife. This preserve in northwest Missouri near Mound City has a 12-mile auto tour with viewing platforms along the way. Enjoy lunch at the Fredrick Inn in St. Joseph before going to the nature preserve. Bring your camera and binoculars and be sure to wear warm clothes and walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, the alternate date for this trip is Feb. 11.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "day trip."

The trip will depart from the north side of Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, at 10 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Transportation by small bus is provided. The cost is $69 per person for one seven-hour trip, including lunch. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To view this program online at, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 32247.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The JCPRD’s Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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