Love A Tree Day-The Decorah Bald Eagles-Gazillion Reason 10 Of Why To Love Trees
For the past 2 spring times I wake up to birds chirping and twigs rustling. At first I thought I was dreaming but I soon realized it was coming from as usual…Lynn’s lightbox*. I found out I was listening to the Decorah Eagle Project in Iowa, the idea of the Raptor Resource Project. In 2007, they climbed 80 ft up a cottonwood tree near the Decorah Fish Hatchery to a bald eagle nest installing webcams to document the lives of Mom & Dad eagle and their family.
In my thinking it is a no brainer why the smart eagles are there-the aroma must be yum to them. You should hear how loud the chirping gets when M & D fly in with breakfast; and you would not believe how ‘wild’ the menu is. We never know. The nest is huge-bigger even than my bed. It measures 6 ft across and weighs 1 1/2 tons! Can you imagine..and can you imagine the tree that supports it. I love that tree 🙂 Lynn & I are going to build one at the shop to show everyone just how cool these birds are-and how big their bed is! (on the ground and not weighing a ton of course)
You know…sometimes Mom eagle will look right at one of the cams almost as if she knows they are being watched. We kinda turn away feeling a little guilty-almost like we are spying on a private family and then turn it off. But we realize that this private look maybe will inspire others to see nature and how we must protect it-and more important, how we are not the only families on this planet.
So I say paws up to trees today May 16-Love A Tree Day; because they are so important to all creatures and especially to us because let’s not forget…without them we couldn’t breathe on earth
Watch the live cam here and when you next send flowers if you love birds and want to help them; maybe check out our Flowers For A Cause first….yup we designed a special arrangement to benefit our own local Raptor Center.
Happy Love A Tree Day-and please go hug your favorite tree -they like knowing they are loved too.
Treehugger Willow :))
*Willows calls computers-lightboxes :0 Lynn