What do you think would have happened if our National symbol, the Bald Eagle, had become extinct? How do you feel about being a citizen of a country which cared enough to painstakingly eliminate the use of something like DDT to preserve the life of a mere bird?
However you feel about it, this time of year is great for observing these animals in the wild. The lack of leaves in trees expose them and their habits to our scrutiny if we choose. There are even programs available locally to aid in one's understanding and sighting of these large raptors.
Educating ourselves increases our awareness and empathy for the world around us. That is always a good thing,
because we cannot care for what we do not know about.