Eagle Soars Over Lower Grey Cloud
I wanted to take my home-schooled children on a field trip someplace close to the Twin Cities, and a friend recommended taking a trip around Grey Cloud (Lower Island in Minnesota). My friend told me that there was plenty of nature, and it was less than 15 minutes from where we live. We drove down on a beautiful July afternoon and were amazed we lived near a spot like that! There are bald eagles soaring above the island, and a big nest only 40' across the water from the land bridge. We also saw about a dozen deer (they practically acted tame) and a few turkeys poking in the tall grass.
The spot was a great chance to discuss the environment, and keeping nature clean by picking up some of the random trash that had washed up. I happened to have a camera in the van so we had a chance to review photography, and safely observing nature.
I can’t recommend the spot enough, it’s not very big but it is rarely busy during the week. I hope you’ll get a chance to visit!