It’s winter in the Quad Cities which is the time of year when visitors come to eagle watch, take eagle watching tours, and enjoy the cold weather nature of the area. Because of the abundance of eagles along the Mississippi River, there are several area artists who study the eagle and incorporate them into their work. Two of my favorite local artists have been involved in photography for many years and find eagles to be strong subjects in their work.
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During the winter, the bald eagles grace the Quad Cities area with their presence. Looking for open water as they migrate south from Canada, the national symbol soars over the waters of the Quad Cities portion of the Mississippi River each year. While the featured Bald Eagle Days celebration (first weekend in January) has come and gone, the birds stay in the area a while longer.
Personally, I have several memories of the river and many seem to fall along the ‘eagles’ theme.
One year for Christmas we gave my in-laws an Eagle Watching Adventure with local naturalist, Bob Motz. Mr. Motz, formerly a high school biology teacher, takes people to his favorite eagle watching locations and shares his knowledge of our nation’s majestic bird.
It is a rare occasion when you enter a hotel and think that you are in an art gallery. This is the experience that my friends and I had when we went to the new Current hotel in downtown Davenport, Iowa.
The Quad Cities is a melting pot of cultures. Throughout September the heritage of this area on the Mississippi River will be celebrated through a mixture of events with the Latino, Celtic, Belgian, German cultures, the history of farming, and the regional artists that bring it to life.
Make plans to join the Quad Cities community at the Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Concert – The Beatles’ Greatest Hits on Saturday, August 19.
Bring chairs, blankets, food, coolers, family and friends to LeClaire Park in Iowa. You can also buy concessions from some of your local favorites. Set out your picnic spread and enjoy the show!
This year is the 13th Anniversary of River Action’s Explore the River Educational Series. From now until September 2nd there will be several different subjects covered, from history to wildlife to bridges presented through Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks.
It’s going to be a Red, White, and Blue weekend in the Quad Cities. There is a plethora of activities to put you in the patriotic mood. Here is a list of fireworks!
Everything doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg in order to have some fun with friends, family and/or your little ones. In the Quad Cities, take a look below at all the free fun we have going on around here!
The Quad Cities is home to many outdoor adventures. From the riverfront trails to the parks filled with nature paths, there is ample opportunity for runners, walkers, hikers and bikers to get active and enjoy the beautiful scenery this area has to offer.