Friends of Hackmatack

In Search of Eagles
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Eagle watching
Eagle program at Prairieview Education Center
Event flyer with map of different locations
8 to 10 AM
View bald eagles at various sites along the Fox River
& at Lake Geneva

Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, McHenry County Conservation District, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and McHenry County Audubon will be on hand at each location to help in the search for eagles. Volunteers will have scopes and binoculars available for use.
Visit the site closest to you,
or visit them all!
Click Flyer/Map for details
11 AM
Eagles of Illinois Program
Prairieview Education Center
Crystal Lake

A special free, 1-hour presentation with live raptors from the Illinois Raptor Center at at Prairieview Education Center.
Join us to see eagles up close and personal as well as those now living in the wild in
the Fox River Valley.

You will meet two kinds of eagles (Bald and Golden) so you can see the power and beauty of these truly magnificent birds of prey. You will also see other birds of prey that are commonly misidentified as eagles.

Pre-registration required because space is limited. Call 815-479-5779
 Tuesday, December 13          7-9 PM       Friends Gathering  & Annual Meeting
Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park
America’s Most Decorated Junior Ranger Aida Frey is the Featured Speaker at our December Friends Gathering & Annual Meeting      Read full press release.

           Junior Ranger Aida Frey             Visit her Facebook Page
The public is invited to join the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge at their December Friends Gathering. The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System.

The night’s featured speaker is 15-year-old Aida Frey, who is the most decorated U.S. National Park Service junior ranger. Aida, who is a sophomore at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois, has visited over 250 National Park Service sites and engaged in their junior ranger activities. She has written a book about her adventures entitled America, Can I Have Your Autograph? The Story of Junior Ranger Aida Frey. Aida will talk about her travels and the fun she has visiting parks, monuments and historical sites.

Diane Banta, from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program will kick off the night’s program sharing information on the Park Service and its Centennial year initiatives, activities and celebrations. 
Upcoming 2016 Calendar of Events: 
Printable 2016 Calendar
December 10      In Search of Eagles Event

December 13      FOH Gathering and Annual Meeting
Land Protection Growth:
Larger Map in pdf