Patoka Lake Hosts Eagle Watch and Related Events

Patoka Lake is hosting several programs during its 34th annual Eagle Watch Event, which will be on Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time at the Patoka Lake Nature Center.Interpretive naturalist Wade LeHue will present a live bald eagle, and Dana Recklehoff will share the stories of Patoka Lake’s raptors. Brian Finch, Patoka Lake wildlife specialist, and his team will lead groups on driving tours to spots for eagle viewing around the lake. There will also be a presentation on the success of the Eagle Reintroduction Program that took place in the 1980s. Lunch will be provided. Children’s activities and crafts will be available from 12:40 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Advance registration is required by calling the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447 and is limited to the first 50 participants. Dress for the weather and bring your own binoculars and cameras; also be sure to have vehicles fueled for the driving tour. Patoka Lake ( is in Birdseye, Indiana.