Saturday, June 20, 2020

Celebrate national days for American eagles and seashells on Summer Solstice 2020

A National American Eagle Day and a happy National Seashell Day on the Summer Solstice — three celebrations in one! Since National Day Calendar has a new description for National American Eagle Day to go along with the new illustration for the holiday, I'm sharing both.
Each year on June 20th, National American Eagle Day honors our national symbol, raising awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle. The day also encourages the recovery of their natural environments while providing educational outreach.

The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of The United States of America and appears on its Seal.

In the latter 20th century, the Bald Eagle hovered on the brink of extinction in the continental United States. Eventually, populations recovered and on July 12, 1995, the species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species and transferred to the List of Threatened Species. In June of 2007, as the species continued to thrive, the American Eagle was withdrawn from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.
Now, the best video uploaded this year I found about the day on YouTube, National American Eagle Day from Fontenelle Forest.

It’s National American Eagle Day!

Denise Lewis, director of Raptor Recovery, is in the Chip Davis Eagle Mew and is sharing the history of National American Eagle Day. Freedom and Fisher, our resident bald eagles, join her in saying hello!

Bald eagles were chosen to be the national symbol of the United States 238 years ago (in 1782)!

Bald eagles aren’t really bald, so why do we call them “bald eagles?” . . . Watch this video to find out, along with some other interesting facts!
Follow over the jump for two videos about the other national days I'm celebrating in this post today.

The next day I'm observing today is National Seashell Day.
On the first day of summer, National Seashell Day reminds us to put our toes in the sand and admire the beauty of seashells.

Shellers get ready to shellebrate and start shelling! To those not in the know, shellers are beachcombers who collect seashells by scouring the beaches for the gems left behind by snails and mollusks. National Seashell Day is here to tell you all about it and make sure you check out your local beaches during the prime shelling season.
I have a video for today's celebration as well from Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina: National Seashell Day.

Today is National Seashell Day...and also the first official day of summer! So pick up your buckets and join us to hunt for shells, enjoy the sunshine and experience a vacation you'll never forget.
Yeah, I know it's a glorified ad, but it is fun to watch.

Finally, I'm sharing Watching the Skies: The summer solstice from WOOD-TV.

One of the most familiar astronomical events is happening this week, though it won't necessarily be one that you can see with your eyes.
I couldn't resist a video that combined science with a Michigan angle on a story.

I'm not done with holidays, as tomorrow is both World Giraffe Day and Father's Day. Stay tuned.

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