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Posted on: December 18, 2012

[ARCHIVED] O.W.L.S. TOPIC FEATURES Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles

Story County Conservation invites the public to the monthly O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) program at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames. Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles will be presented by author and photographer Ty Smedes on Tuesday, January 8, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Join local author/photographer Ty Smedes for a photo slideshow that will reveal interesting discoveries about Bald Eagles in Iowa! Photographs will illustrate eagles eating fish while on the wing, flying with icicles on their toes, diving, catching fish, and much more. Smedes’ new book, The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles, will be for sale.

O.W.L.S. programs are designed for "boomers" or older – but anyone can attend. An optional luncheon follows the program at 12 p.m. To view a full schedule of OWLS programs, go here: Lunch is catered for a $7 fee, and registration is required by 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 4. The planned lunch menu for January is chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, California medley, roll, and cookie.

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email us at, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Jerry Keys
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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