Eagle Day Festival

Family-friendly Eagle Day evens will be held at a variety of venues all day in Havana, Lewiston, the Emiquon Preserve, and Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Admission is free at all of the events.

At Dixson Mounds Museum from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. activities will be available for kids in the museum’s Discovery Center. Make a falcon mask or an Eagle hat. One may also explore exhibits created by the Forbes, Illinois River, and Therkildsen Field Stations and learn about identification and biological fun facts about eagles. See mussels, fish specimens, and other animal mounts.  See what also inhabits our world through a microscope.  At 9:30 a.m., Dickson Mounds will present the Eagle Art and Poetry Awards ceremony.

World Bird Sancuary of Missouri will present Raptor Awareness, a one-hour program with live birds of prey, at 11:00 a.m. and a second show at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free but tickets must be picked up in the lobby of the museum for the sowing as seating is limited to 150.

For more Eagle Day events, read the Mason City Banner Times.