Looking for something the whole family can do? My suggestion is to go to the annual Stella Eagle Day. The event is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — however, good eagle viewing should be all day long.
This is a unique event to see eagles soaring through the air. In years past, I have not only covered Eagle Day but also been there as a spectator. To see these eagles flying is a very interesting thing to experience.
Eagle Day is free and open to the public and the weather looks great to attend.
Not only can one see the eagles, but also it is an educational event. for example, the other day I was talking to Jeff Cantrell, with the Missouri Department of Conservation about the event and he brought up some interesting facts about eagles. He stated, “A life span of 25 years is not unheard of. It takes them five years to have the full white head, white tail and there is several patterns of their feathers. When you look at them, you can tell them if they are a year old, two years old, three years old, four years old. My favorite is the three year olds, they look like they are wearing a mask, and they look just like the Lone Ranger.”
As January is coming to a close, there will be a lot of events coming up in February – aside from Valentine’s Day. There is the Sweet Arts Gala on Feb. 2, along with the Christopher Foundation Gospel Sing, also on Feb. 2.
Todd G. Higdon is a staff writer and writes a weekly column for the Neosho Daily News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org