Hikes highlight bald eagle comeback at Metro Parks

Programs will be Jan. 12, 26

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HIKES HIGHLIGHT BALD EAGLE COMEBACK

Bald eagles – a federally endangered species just a short time ago – are becoming an increasingly familiar sight throughout the park district.

“More Metro Parks hikers are seeing eagles as Ohio's breeding population expands and offspring production increases,” explained Naturalist Mike Greene.

Join naturalists to search for our national bird during the following FREE programs at Gorge Metro Park, 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.

• Sunday, January 12, 1 p.m.
• Sunday, January 26, 3 p.m.
        
Please wear sturdy boots and dress for the weather. Binoculars will be provided.

Gorge Metro Park was the site of a nesting eagle pair in 2013. Park biologists called the nest exciting “proof” that conservationists in Ohio have made great strides by cleaning up rivers and making public lands hospitable places for sensitive wildlife.

"We are so thrilled to be able to share this opportunity with park visitors,” said Naturalist Meghan Doran. “Seeing a bald eagle in your ‘back yard’ is an experience like no other."

For more information, call 330-865-8065.

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