Wings of Life exhibit journeys through the life stages of eagles during annual Bald Eagle Days event Print
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Written by Amber O'Brien   
Friday, 10 January 2014 13:29

From starting a family to adjusting to an empty nest, eagles have many similarities to human families in the Quad Cities.

Consider these facts:

  • Eagles mate for life and often return to the same nest, rebuilding it each year.

  • Parents provide for their baby eaglets by catching and feeding them fish and animals.

  • Eaglets learn to hunt by watching their parents.

While Quad Citians may see the majestic birds soaring throughout the winter, Bald Eagle Days gives residents an opportunity to see the birds up close and learn about their interesting lives. The event takes place Friday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 12 at the QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island.

Main shows include the Chasing for Life Disaster Team, Pella Wildlife with wolves and Niabi Zoo with exotic animals. There will also be eagles, owls and other birds of prey. Residents may also take a free Audubon bus tour to see eagles in their natural habitat.

Modern Woodmen’s Wings of Life exhibit combines fun and learning with interactive activities for all ages. Guests will progress through the different stages of eagle families and learn about their amazing journey through life.

Interactive exhibits include mini golfing, coloring and flight activities. Participants can also receive free giveaways, get an eagle tattoo, and take a free, digital photo in the eagle family photo station.

Modern Woodmen is also dedicated to local families and their journey through life. The fraternal financial services organization protects families with life insurance and financial products, and improves quality of life with fraternal benefits and programs.

Modern Woodmen has sponsored Bald Eagle Days for more than 25 years, since the event’s humble beginnings at the Modern Woodmen home office. Today, this organization’s sponsorship includes the live bird and animal shows and field trips on Friday for area school children.