Refuge hosting Wetland Day program

Everyone who enjoys wildlife is invited to come out and celebrate spring during the Wetland Day program March 16 at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12987 E. U.S. 50, Seymour.

Activities include a bird walk at 8 a.m. at the visitor center for birdwatchers of all ages and abilities and a wetland walk that will leave from the center at 10 a.m. 

A variety of fun activities for children also will take place at the visitor center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and volunteer interpreters will be present on the Chestnut Ridge Trail to talk with visitors.

There also will be wildlife resource information available to educators during the event.

Mid-March usually is a good time to observe visiting waterfowl at Muscatatuck, so photographers and bird watchers should find a good variety of waterfowl along the auto tour.

Muscatatuck is one of three national wildlife refuges in the state. The other two are Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge near Madison and Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge near Oakland City.

Federal Duck Stamps, which fund land acquisition for the National Wildlife Refuge System and purchased Muscatatuck, will be on sale during the event. Junior Duck Stamps, which fund environmental education programs, also will be available.

Information: Call 812-522-4352, ext. 12, or email [email protected]