Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

January 18, 2014

McCloud Nature Park offers bald eagle program

Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Did you know the bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America? A symbol of our nation, it often soars along the Big Walnut Creek within McCloud Nature Park, distinguished by its stark white head and tail feathers. Visitors to the park can learn about these beautiful raptors at a free family program at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 in the park’s Nature Center.

A park naturalist will present a discussion about bald eagles before leading a hike out into the park to seek them out.

This program will last about an hour and a half and is designed for all ages.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress warmly.

McCloud Nature Park is operated by Hendricks County Parks and Recreation and is five minutes south of North Salem at 8518 North Hughes Road.

Admission is always free and the park is open from dawn to dusk daily.

The Nature Center’s hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on McCloud Nature Park and park programs, call the Hendricks County Parks & Recreation office at 718-6188 or visit the website at www.hendrickscountyparks.org.