It’s eagle time in Tennessee, specifically at Reelfoot Lake. Winter is the season when bald eagles return to northwest Tennessee, and the annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival spotlights the awe-inspiring raptors. The UT Martin Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station is a festival co-sponsor.
Tours and other programs focus on the magnificent birds of prey. An added bonus: This year marks the 200th anniversary of Reelfoot Lake’s formation. Dates for the 2012 eagle festival are Feb. 3-5. For more information, visit the Reelfoot Tourism Council website at www.reelfoottourism.com.