The nature hike will feature a stop at the newly constructed pier at Snakey Point Marsh, a discussion on an Eastern Box Turtle study at the Refuge, bird watching and grassland habitat management activities. The results of a controlled burn will be observed, and a Barn Owl nesting box will be discussed. The hike begins at Boyd’s Trail parking lot, just east of Snakey Point. Suitable clothing and shoes, as well as insect repellent, are suggested.
Wildlife biologist and recent past President of the Friends of Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge, David Howell, and Susan Haislip, Administrative Director of the Sycamore Land Trust, will guide the event.
To get to the Boyd’s Trail parking lot, head east on SR 64 through Oakland City. Just outside the city, turn left (north) onto paved CR 1275 E. Continue about 1/2 mile and then bear left onto CR 1300 E which will become gravel. Continue about one mile to the parking lot on the left. Look for the posted brown Refuge signs along the way.
For further information, check Facebook @PatokaRefugeFriends, or contact Howell at 812-455-5256.