Patoka schedules eagle watch

PATOKA RESERVOIR — Feel the wind of an eagle’s wings while experiencing the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs at the Patoka Lake Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, during the 31st annual eagle watch.

Featured will be a resident bald eagle and other live raptors. Dana Reckelhoff, DNR Patoka Lake’s interpretive naturalist, will share the life and story of these birds of prey. Join Patoka Lake Wildlife Specialist Brian Finch and his team on driving tours to hot spots for eagle viewing. Allisyn Gillet, Indiana’s non-game bird biologist, will share the history of the 1980’s Eagle Reintroduction Program and the success of this species. Discover information about eagles found in this part of the state. Other short topics include flight and osprey. A catered meal will be provided. Kids’ activities and crafts will be available from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

Cost is $15 each person. Advanced registration is required and can be submitted by calling the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447. Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. People should have their vehicles fueled for the driving tour. This event is limited to the first 55 registered participants.

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