Wildlife refuge hosting Wetland Day programs

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

There will be a bird walk at the visitor center at 8 a.m., and volunteer interpreters will be present on the Chestnut Ridge Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a scavenger hunt for youngsters with prizes, and wildlife resource information will be available for teachers.

At 10 a.m., weather permitting, there will be a wetland walk leaving from the visitor center. Mid-March usually is a good time to find visiting waterfowl on the refuge, park ranger Donna Stanley said.

Also Saturday, Federal Duck Stamps, the purchase of which fund land acquisition for the National Wildlife Refuge System, will be on sale along with Junior Duck Stamps.

The refuge at 12985 E. U.S. 50, Seymour, 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]