Wings Over Muscatatuck Festival set for May 12-14

Everyone who enjoys wildlife will have the opportunity to find something of interest at the Wings Over Muscatatuck Festival from May 12 to 14 at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 E. U.S. 50, Seymour.

May 12 programs include a birding van tour from 8 a.m. to noon by advance reservation only and a Big Tree Walk at 1:30 p.m.

May 13 programs include a morning bird walk at 8 a.m.; birdhouse building for kids from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; guided tours to view an eagle nest at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (by reservation or by space available); a hawk and eagle program with live birds at 9:30 a.m.; and children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A native plant sale will go from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (or until the plants are gone). Lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At 11 a.m., a wildlife refuge officer and a canine officer will do a meet-and-greet program, and at 11:30 a.m., there will be a bird cake walk. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a recognition ceremony for the winners of the Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest, and at 1:30 p.m., there will be an Owls of Indiana program with live birds. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a Bats of Indiana program.

On May 13, there will be a half-day guided tour of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge near Madison. Preregistration is required.

There is no charge for any festival program.

For information, stop by the refuge office or visitor center, visit the Wings Over Muscatatuck Facebook page or email [email protected] Registration for the tours can be made by calling 812-522-4352, ext. 12, or emailing [email protected]