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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.

decorah eagles

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

Love A tree day graphic

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

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