January is usually a good time to look at eagles along the Mississippi River near St. Louis. We wanted to show the girls, so we started out at the Audubon Society. We spent a little time looking at the exhibits inside.
This awesome owl was a guest there that day. He was amazing.
Sierra looking for birds … though, I don't know how much she's seeing with the binoculars pointing down like that!
Kaia is turning this crank that lights up a map to show the different parts of the water flow around the Audubon Society.
After exploring indoors, we headed out to see eagles. We did see some, actually many, through the binoculars, but they were in the trees far off and my lens is not powerful enough to capture them to show you.
Sierra, of course, wanted to climb up and down all over the rocks and Kaia did her best to keep up.
We got to see some trumpeter swans fly over directly above us. Trumpeter swans decreased to the point they almost disappeared, but are now making a comeback.
We then headed down the road to do a little hike to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
I love that our girls have such a great sense of adventure and are excited to get out and explore outside, even on a cold winter day.