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City of Lawrence offers field trip Jan. 6 to view bald eagles wintering along river, area lakes

A pair of eagles rest in a cottonwood tree north of U.S Highway 24/40 northeast of Lawrence on Feburary 3, 2010.

A pair of eagles rest in a cottonwood tree north of U.S Highway 24/40 northeast of Lawrence on Feburary 3, 2010.

December 30, 2010

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The public is invited on a field trip to observe bald eagles wintering along the Kansas River, and at Clinton and Perry lakes.

The program, sponsored by the Prairie Park Nature Center, is planned for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, beginning at the center, 2730 Harper St. It is open to people 18 years old and older and costs $15.

Registration, which is required, may be completed online at www.lprd.org or at any of these Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities: the nature center; the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; parks and recreation’s administrative offices, 947 N.H. St., Suite 200B; or South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass. St.

Participants are encouraged to take binoculars and cameras, and to dress for the weather and short hikes.

For more information, contact Prairie Park Nature Center, 832-7980.

Comments

bearded_gnome 3 years, 12 months ago

LJW: The public is invited on a field trip to observe bald eagles wintering along on the Kansas River, and at Clinton and Perry lakes.

---"along on"
edit? one or the oher but I don't think both is correct.

ctrowbridge 3 years, 12 months ago

Ooops! Fixed, bearded_gnome. Thanks for the note. ct

bearded_gnome 3 years, 12 months ago

$15? put on your hiking boots, grab your 'noculars, go for a walk on the levee ... that's called free. as in $0. and today is warm weather except for the wind!

May Soo 3 years, 11 months ago

Maybe it includes transportation by the T?

bearded_gnome 3 years, 12 months ago

you rock Caroline.

"other" derned keyboard.

xclusive85 3 years, 12 months ago

took my dog to the park today and went on the trails. You can see them from there.

Bill Lee 3 years, 11 months ago

Does anyone remember when the eagles started coming to Lawrence? I remember the event, but not when it was.

riverdrifter 3 years, 11 months ago

I can't remember what year it was, late '80s or so, but we had a very dry and mild winter. On a bone collecting canoe trip on the very low Kansas river we saw lots of eagles. We had seen a few singles prior to that year, but had never seen them by the dozen like we did that day.

ralphralph 3 years, 11 months ago

Bald eagles have become "expected" at Melvern Lake, John Redmond, and especially the cooling lake at Wolf Creek, where the power companies have done a nice job of providing nesting structures and observation areas. Some people are concerned about the large wind farm being started just a few miles north of the Wolf Creek lake area, and whether we will lose eagles and other birds. Anyone know if there is reliable data on bird kills from these massive windmills?

When the lake freezes up, the dam at John Redmond is a great observation post to watch adults baldies fish in the spillway or take snow geese and bring them to the young baldies out on the ice. Also, there is a huge male that frequently can be seen from the dam at Melvern (and even US 75) circling and making the other winged creatures very nervous.

ralphralph 3 years, 11 months ago

I thought it used to be WAY illegal to have them in your possession, even if just found on the ground or wherever, but there was an exemption for native ceremonial purposes. Haven't checked into that for a long time, though. My default setting is still on "leave it there".

ralphralph 3 years, 11 months ago

I think it's one of those laws where they don't care what you thought ... kind of like, "Gee, Occifer, I thought that 169 was the speed limit, not the highway number."

rgwin 3 years, 11 months ago

I photographed them in 1980/ both Bald Eagles and a Golden at Bowersock

bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

themiddlechild (mary smith) replies …

Maybe it includes transportation by the T?

---would cover a lot of T-rides!

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