One of My Favorite Fall Activities
November 22, 2010
One of my favorite fall activities is going to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge located in Mound City, about 45 minutes north of Kansas City. Any time of year, a field trip to Squaw Creek is a treat. On any given day, you can expect to see an abundance of over 300 species of birds and 30 varieties of mammals. Fall brings a special visitor, though. Due to migratory patterns, starting in late November chances are that you’ll see bald eagles. If you’ve never seen a bald eagle in the wild, it is worth the drive. Majestic and graceful, they make Squaw Creek their home during the early winter. With as many as 300 mature and immature eagle winter residents, you can expect to see a few from one of Squaw Creek’s trails or observation tower. Bring binoculars. If you’re lucky, there will be a nesting pair up there this year.
So pack a lunch, then stop by your local Mid-Continent Public library, and grab an audiobook for the drive, a bird field guide, and see one of the most spectacular sightings you can make this fall, practically in your own backyard.
Tags: eagles, birds