Muscatatuck refuge planning wetland day


Everyone who enjoys wildlife is invited to celebrate spring Saturday at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge east of Seymour when special Wetland Day programs will take place.

There will be a Bird Walk at the visitor center at 8 a.m. Volunteer interpreters will be present on the Chestnut Ridge Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a nature craft for children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and wildlife resource information available for teachers.

At 11 a.m., weather permitting, there will be a Wetland Walk leaving from the visitor center. Mid-March is usually a good time to find visiting waterfowl on the refuge.

A special program this year is Nature Photography with Cellphones, presented by two local expert photographers from the All About Photography Photo Club in North Vernon.

All programs at the refuge are free of charge.

Federal Duck Stamps, the purchase of which fund land acquisition for the national wildlife refuge system, will be on sale Saturday along with Junior Duck Stamps. A collectible whooping crane poster will be given to all purchasers of duck stamps during the day.

This is a special year for Muscatatuck, as the refuge will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 17.

Muscatatuck is one of three national wildlife refuges in Indiana with the other two being Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge.

Information: Call 812-522-4352 or email [email protected]

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