|Annual Loess Bluffs Days trip offered on Dec. 2|
Visit the yearly celebration of “Eagle Days” at the Loess Bluff National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek) 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 for ages 18 and older and children accompanied by an adult. The trip will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, 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 My JCPRD 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 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 about this trip, call (913) 826-3494. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at jcprd.com. Registration for this trip closes on Nov. 30.
The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.