Head out to wildlife refuge for Wetland Day


Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate wetlands and wetland wildlife with special programs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday outside the visitor center at the refuge, 12987 E. U.S. 50, Seymour.

During Wetland Day, children will have the opportunity to get their feet wet and learn about frogs in shallow edges of the Nature Discovery Area pond under the supervision of refuge staff and volunteers. Rubber boots or old tennis shoes are suggested for wading.

There also will be wetland critter dipping demonstrations and a wetland walk (in a dry area) at 2 p.m.

The Muscatatuck Wildlife Society will have tables set up outside the visitor center with nature store merchandise. The visitor center and restrooms are still closed, but porta-potties are available in the parking lot.

Volunteers who would like to help remove invasive plants from the refuge are invited to come out Saturday morning to help the Jackson County Invasive Partnership group pull garlic mustard. Weed-pulling volunteers will meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m., and work will end at noon. Garlic mustard is easy to pull, and mustard pulling is a great way for volunteers of all ages to help the refuge.

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

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