Bald Eagle Programs Being Presented
Contact: Marcus Johnson, 731-689-5696
"The public will have an opportunity to learn about Shiloh Battlefield's two most popular wildlife residents," Superintendent Woody Harrell announced today. "We are fortunate to have this nesting pair of bald eagles return to the park for a fourth consecutive year to raise their young," Harrell said. Named after General Ulysses Grant and his wife by park staff, Hiram and Julia have made Shiloh Battlefield their home since the fall of 2007. "Since this year's eaglets hatched on March 17th and 18th, our visitors have enjoyed watching the parent birds bring a steady diet of fish and turtles back to the nest, supplemented by an occasional snake or coot. We hope their rapid growth will continue until the young are ready to take flight around Memorial Day, "Harrell added.
The bald eagle interpretive programs will be scheduled on consecutive Thursdays, May 5th, May 12th, and May 19th at the
Those wishing to participate in the eagle program should dress appropriately for weather conditions and wear footwear suitable for a short walk. Severe weather conditions will cancel this activity. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras and arrive at visitor center at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the program. This activity is free to the public. To sign up to attend one of the eagle programs, please contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center, open daily from 8:00 a.m. to
Did You Know?
The Confederate army captured more than 2,200 Federal defenders of the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. The prisoners spent six months in various Confederate prison camps before being exchanged for Confederate prisoners in the fall of 1862.