Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd.
300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001
Phone: 815-594-2306 Fax: 815-594-2305 Web Site: eaglenature.com
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|For Immediate Release||June 9, 2014|
ENF Announces 2015 Nebraska Bus Tour
Apple River, IL) The Eagle Nature Foundation (ENF) has announced that their 2015, 4-day Wildlife/Historical Bus Tour to Nebraska, has been set for March 16 to 19, 2015. The 4-day tour will leave at 8:00 am from the Stoney Creek Inn, Galena, IL on Monday, March 16 and return to Stoney Creek by 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 19.
To accommodate those people who are going on the tour, Stoney Creek Inn is offering the same discounted room rate of $79, which they offer to people going on ENF’s Bald Eagle Bus Tours, to anyone who stays at Stoney Creek the night before the tour and/or the night after the tour.
The trip leader, Naturalist and Historian, Terrence Ingram, says that only the first 30 people who register will be allowed to go on the tour, so every person on the tour will have a double seat and his or her own window for viewing or photographing the hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes, as well as the tens of thousands of snow geese that will be seen.
Many other wildlife will be seen along the way, including: Bald Eagles and their nests; Red-tailed Hawks and their nests; perhaps a Snowy Owl; Turkeys; Prairie Dogs; White-tailed Deer; Canada Geese; and 20 –30 other species of birds and animals. One evening participants will have the opportunity to stand on a bridge over the Platte River and watch the cranes fly in from their feeding areas out in the fields, to their nighttime roosts on the Platte River islands.
A great part of the tour is the history of our pioneers, who braved impossible odds to develop the West. Just one of the historical stops will be a visit to Fort Kearney, the first fort on the Oregon Trail, built to protect the pioneers who were moving west on the Oregon and Mormon Trails from the Indians. Another stop will be at the site of the steamboat, Bertrand, which sank in 1865, while it was taking a load of goods up the Missouri River to Montana. It was discovered in 1960 and the contents of the vessel have been preserved, so we can see all of the commerce which was being taken to the pioneers during the Civil War; clothes, plows, shovels, sewing machines, canned goods, food staples, guns, cannons, ammunition and much, much more.
For a reservation, or a brochure, call 815-594-2306, or go to ENF’s website, eaglenature.com
ENF offers a discount for two couples going together, and they offer a bigger discount, if five couples would be going together.
For more information contact: Terrence N. Ingram, Exec. Director, Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory St., Apple River, IL 61001 Phone 815-594-2306