After the Fledge and Blogs

ATF Events and Auction!

This stunning print is based on a photograph of Mom and Dad in the maple tree taken by RRP Board member and photographer David Lynch on July 1, 2015 8:45AM at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. Decorah artist Norma Wangsness used this photograph to paint a beautiful, detailed memento of two beloved eagles in a treasured place.

Coming to Decorah for After The Fledge? We have the event schedule and map links here: https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/24/after-the-fledge-2021-schedule-and-registration-links/. Looking for our 2022 ATF auction? Follow this link to see (almost) everything we have. Check out the images below for a small sample of what we have on auction. All proceeds from this event benefit the Raptor Resource Project, with two exceptions. Any donations we receive during the River Valley Raptors and SOAR presentations will be given to those two organizations.  https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/30518/auctions/126823?r=1&t=all.

Things to do in and around Decorah!

View from the Driftless

What is there to do in and around Decorah outside of watching eagles? Plenty! – Scott Iverson EXPLORE THE DRIFTLESS In and near Decorah: Parks Decorah’s parks are our crown jewels: https://parks.decorahia.org/decorah-parks Phelps Park is the largest, with lovely Depression-era stonework and stunning views of the river valley below. Some of you have been here for a SOAR eagle release. From the blufftop you will see the Decorah Prairie and community gardens along the river below, including the mowed replica of a

Thank you for an amazing After The Fledge!

2021 After The Fledge

Thank you everyone for an amazing After the Fledge! We’ll be holding it next year from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, so watch our web site and Facebook for sign up links and details! If you would like to relive ATF or see what happens at one of our celebrations, check out our videos! I especially liked John and Jeff talking about our transmitter program and handling golden eagles, River Valley Raptors, and Kay with Ambassador Decorah. Hatchery

After The Fledge 2022

2022 After The Fledge

We had a great time at ATF 2022 this year – it was such fun to see eagle fans from across the nation and around the world! ATF 2023 will be held from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23 in 2023. Watch for a schedule of events and reserve your hotel, camping spot, or AirBnB today! We look forward to seeing you – and perhaps some fledgling eagles, too! ATF ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-the-fledge-2022-registration-371544689167 Want to celebrate the eagles, falcons, flyway,

Announcing…After The Fledge!

2021: After the Fledge!

Save Thursday, July 15 through Saturday, July 17 for…After The Fledge! We’ll don’t have a calendar yet, but we are planning an in-person get-together with presentations, kayaking, a bike ride, and some tours. We’ll also have online presentations for those of you who can’t join us in person. Would you like to donate to our auction? Email me (Amy) at [email protected] and I’ll give you the details! We look forward to seeing you all!

After The Fledge 2018: Thanks and video links!

ATF Tent 2018

By John Howe Each year since I started attending After The Fledge, the get-together for Decorah Eagles fans and family has gotten better! On behalf of RRP, I want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who participated, and to all of the family of friends who support our work. It was wonderful to put faces to names and see friends old and new over the long weekend. I need to issue a very special thank you to our hard-working