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We've gathered some of the top Lewis and Clark events and activities to attend and great places to see the Bald Eagles during National Bald Eagle Watch Month.

 

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National Bald Eagle Watch Month

 

Did you Know?

The bald eagle is unique to North America. Unlike the golden eagle, which also lives in Europe, Asia and North Africa, the bald eagle only occurs from Florida to Alaska.
 

Due to the bald eagleís opportunistic scavenging, Benjamin Franklin was against the bald eagle as our national symbol and wanted the wild turkey instead.

In the 1800's people frequently shot the bald eagle, mistakenly believed eagles could carry away young children.

Lewis and Clark found that the feathers of this bird were much prized by the Indians and was used in ceremonies and decorations.

Bald eagles have a wingspan of 6 to 7 1/2 feet.

The sexes are alike, with the female being slightly larger.

Bald eagles sit 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall and weigh 8 to 15 pounds.
 
Their eyes are 5 to 6 times more powerful than humanís.

Their primary food is fish, and they will nearly always be seen near water. They also eat waterfowl, particularly the sick or injured, and occasionally carrion.

Bald eagles nest from November through April, depending on the latitude.

It is believed that eagles mate for life.
 


   

Events

Through January 4, 2016: "Winter Garden Aglow" at Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho.  Lewis & Clark Native Plant Garden light display.  Stroll the Lewis & Clark trail to the hilltop for a spectacular view of the valley below.  Then pause to gaze upon the beautiful bronze statue of Sacajawea.  It will be a holiday experience to remember.

Annual Winter Storytelling Series at Traveler's Rest, Missoula, Montana. From time immemorial, families have gathered during the cold months of winter to celebrate the community, to share food and  to hear age-old stories that have been passed down through the generations.  Join us at Traveler's Rest as we continue this ancient tradition.    Begins Saturday, January 9th.

Lewis and Clark Winter Film Festival at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, Montana.  Begins January 21. 

 

 

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