Eagle Lake Junior Ranger program wraps up this week with a presentation from Plumas Audubon about the lake and its importance to water fowl.
Plumas Audubon Director, David Arsenault explains, “Eagle Lake is important for water birds, especially in migration. Some of my favorite birds I have seen there are Black Tern, Red-necked Grebe, and Long-tailed Jaeger. We have counted more than 8,000 grebes on migration, and historically, thousands of grebes and terns nested at the lake.”
“With the help of student interns,” explains Arsenault, “Plumas Audubon has monitored grebes at Eagle Lake for the last 7 years. Our 2016 interns, Jimmey and Shannon, will talk about their experience at Eagle Lake and other regional lakes studying grebes.”
All are welcome at this free presentation at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Auggust 4th at the amphitheater adjacent to Merrill campground.
Saturday, August 6th, back by popular demand, Bob Woods, will be the featured presenter at 8:00 p.m. at amphitheater adjacent to Merrill Campground.
Woods’ multimedia presentation, “The Eagle Lake Story” shares the history of Eagle Lake and its present uses and conditions.
Woods, a former US Forest Service Ranger at Eagle Lake, enjoys Eagle Lake tremendously. “Eagle Lake is one of the great experiences of my life. The 10 years I worked there…just a tremendous experience.”
Woods continues, “The lake itself, is so wonderful and full of history and prehistory. But, I think it’s the people that I know from there that are the most significant.”
Eagle Lake Marina sponsors this free event at the amphitheater at 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!