Eagles and Ag this weekend

Carson Valley Eagles and Agriculture events are today through Sunday with wildlife viewing at area ranches, a birds of prey lecture and photo workshop. Information, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority at VisitCarsonValley.org or 782-8144.

-- The birds of prey lecture and reception for all ages is today with wildlife biologist Gary Herron. Falconers Lew Souder and Mark Moglich will bring a North American goshawk and an ornate eagle. Cost of reception is $35 includes hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar.

-- A two-day photography workshop offers instruction and discussion Saturday, and a nature photo shoot at a Carson Valley ranch on Sunday. Cost is $60 for the two-day event. Details, contact wildlife photographer Steve Noble at 265-4414 or at momentsintimephotography@gmail.com.

-- Observe eagles, hawks and other wildlife Sunday, on a guided raft/canoe trip on the Carson River with Pat Fried of Great Basin Sports. Register at visitcarsonvalley.org. Cost of trip, $75. Information at Friedschool@hotmail.com or at Great Basin Sports, (775) 450-3446.

-- To qualify for the Eagles and Agriculture photography contest, photos 5 x 7 or larger along with a CD must be submitted to Carson Valley Visitors Authority by March 7. Prizes of $125 will be awarded for best wildlife photo and best birding photos. A photo release must be signed for eligibility.


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