News Release

Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd.

300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001

Phone: 815-594-2306 Fax: 815-594-2305 Web Site:

e-mail: Tax Exempt No. 36-4015400

For Immediate Release Jan. 6, 2012

ENF's Wildlife/Historical Bus Tour is Definite

Apple River, IL) The Eagle Nature Foundation has received enough reservations to make the planned four day, March 19 to 22, 2012, bus tour a definite reality. Terrence N. Ingram, the tour director and guide, states that there is room for only about 15 more people to sign up for this trip. Mr. Ingram does not want the tour bus to be crowded, so that almost every person will have his or her own window for seeing and photographing bald eagles, thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese, as well as prairie dogs and many other forms of wildlife as the bus moves between the many sites which are visited during the four days.

Participants on the tour will learn about: the Indians who lived in the area before the white man drove them out; Lewis and Clark's adventures up the Missouri River; pioneers who followed them; how the many pioneers moved West on the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail; how some of these pioneers gradually settled and lived in this area; and this year for the first time, we will be visiting a World War II German Prisoner of War camp, to learn how our nation treated our own prisoners of war. Some of the historic sites include: the Stuhr Pioneer Museum; the Nebraska Lewis and Clark Center; Fort Kearny, the first fort on the Oregon Trail; the Nebraska Prairie Museum, Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History; the Amana Colonies; and the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. We will also visit Nebraska's Rainwater Basins and Iain Nicolson Audubon Center with its strawbale building.

The trip is enhanced even more by tour participants eating at a different restaurant for almost every meal during the four days. These restaurants include: Cracker Barrel, Country Kitchen, USA Steak Buffet, Iron Skillet, Machine Shed and Country Cookin'.

For more information contact: Terrence N. Ingram, Exec. Director, Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory St., Apple River, IL 61001 Phone 815-594-2306