April showers bring wildflowers. Join Patoka River NWR wildflower enthusiasts Marietta Smith and Nancy Gehlhausen and discover what is blooming on the Refuge on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 am CST. Meet at the Grandy’s parking lot at the junction of SR 64 and SR 57 and plan to drive or carpool to a designated location on the Refuge. Exploring will be off trail through the woods. Suitable clothing and shoes, as well as insect repellent, are suggested. The Wildflower Walk will take place rain or shine unless there is severe weather forecasted. For more information, call (812) 749-3311.
Join the Ohio Valley Birding Festival on April 12 at the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge for a birding walk in search of warblers, waterfowl, and grassland sparrows. The hike, led by Evan Speck, will begin at 7 am CT at Boyd’s parking lot. To get to Boyd’s parking lot, take SR 64 east out of Oakland City, IN. A brown Refuge sign will direct you to turn left/north at CR 1275. Follow the brown Refuge signs that direct you to Snakey Point Marsh where the parking lot can be found. This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Evansville Audubon Society.
Friends Board Meeting