Featured morning programs are all about birds. At 9:15 am CT, the Indiana Falconers Association will present a program on falconry and do a hunting demonstration with a live goshawk. At 10:45 am CT, the International Crane foundation will talk about the federally endangered Whooping Crane, a fall and winter visitor that can be found on the Refuge. At 11:45 am CT, there will be a live Birds of Prey program presented by the Hardy Lake/Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center that may include a bald eagle.
In addition to the morning programs, at 1 pm CT attendees will have the opportunity to take a bus tour of the Refuge or take a car caravan for a guided 1.5 mile hike to the new Buck’s Marsh boardwalk. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to explore over 20 booths that showcase nature, the environment, and conservation. Children’s crafts will take place in the shelter house, and food will be provided by the Eagles and Ducks Unlimited for purchase. The event and parking are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors at Wirth Park.
Please come and enjoy the nature of Southern Indiana at its best during Refuge Appreciation Day!