January 07, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Eagle Days Highlight Roosting Eagles

Roosting bald eagles in the area will be highlighted at this year’s annual Eagle Days on Saturday, Jan 23 & Sunday, Jan. 24 in southeast Springfield.

A weekend of educational activities and spotting opportunities at both the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and Lake Springfield Park will allow spectators the opportunity to learn more and see why the species calls the shores of Lake Springfield home during the winter months.

The weekend includes:

Missouri Department of Conservation & Dickerson Park Zoo Staff / Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4600 S. Chrisman Ave.:

For more information, call the Nature Center at 417-888-4237. These public programs are free and open to the public.

Missouri Department of Conservation and Springfield-Greene County Park Board / Lake Springfield Park, 2312 Lake Springfield Park Road:

For more information, call the Boathouse at 417-891-1550. The park and lent spotting scopes are free and open to the public.

For more information, media contact: Kim Banner, Nature Center, 417-888-4237; Melinda Arnold, Dickerson Park Zoo, 417-833-1570; David Riggs, Lake Springfield Park, 417-353-2527.