Wetland Day Program At Muscatatuck Refuge Saturday

Everyone who enjoys wildlife is invited to come out and celebrate spring at the “Wetland Day” program at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge this Saturday, March 16. There will be a Bird Walk at the Visitor Center at 8 am for birdwatchers of all ages and abilities. Children can participate in wetland crafts at the Visitor Center from 10 am to 2 pm and Volunteer Interpreters will be present on the Chestnut Ridge Trail to talk with visitors.
A Wetland Walk will leave from the Visitor Center at 10 a.m. There will also be wildlife resource information available to educators during the event.
Mid-March is usually 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 Indiana. 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 NWR), will be on sale during the event Saturday. Junior Duck Stamps, which fund environmental education programs will also be available.
For more information contact the refuge at 812-522-4352 x 12 or email Muscatatuck@fws.gov