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  • Eagle Days returns to the lake area

  • Crowds made their way around on Saturday for the annual Eagle Day events to four venues with one purpose — to teach the public about wildlife. Event organizers estimated 2,500 individuals enjoyed the weekend’s activities.
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  • Crowds made their way around on Saturday for the annual Eagle Day events to four venues with one purpose — to teach the public about wildlife. Event organizers estimated 2,500 individuals enjoyed the weekend’s activities.
    Families were able to stop at four different locations to learn a different aspect of one of the nation’s major symbols. Eagle viewing at Willmore Lodge, eagle viewing and nest building at Bagnell Dam Access, hourly live eagle programs at Osage National Golf Resort and hourly live owl programs at Country Club Hotel and Spa were not only educational but entertaining for visitors of all ages.
    According to Linda Burns of the Missouri Naturalist Lake of the Ozarks Chapter, the event has grown since it began six years ago.  
    “We have more people, more bird shows and attractions,” Burns said. “It is a big family event.”
    Burns hopes that events like this one sparks an interest in wildlife in children around the Ozarks.
    “It is interactive education because we are so blessed with all of our natural resources,” Burns said. “We are so special because eagles make a stop here.  My hope is that children will appreciate growing up in the Ozarks.”
    Representatives from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis presented live eagle shows to the public.  
     “It is an awesome event. People get to see the eagles up close and then go down the road and see our national symbol in the wild,” Michael Zeloski commented.
    For more information about Eagle Days, visit www.LakeoftheOzarksEagleDays.com.

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