6th Annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival
March 6th and 7th
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 6 2015
Venue: Linton Elks
$25 per person Tickets available onine or by mail
6:00PM – 6:45PM Doors open. Music by Brent McPike and Solly Burton.
Cash Bar. soft drinks - Silent auction begins.
6:50PM – 7:00PM Welcome comments – Nyle Riegle
President, Friends of Goose Pond
7:00PM – 7:45PM Buffet dinner line opens. Silent auction continues.
Dinner menu to be determined
7:45PM – 8:15PM Keynote Speaker, Joe Duff of Operation Migration
8:15PM Live Auction, cash bar & soft drinks
9:00PM Silent Auction closes
9:15PM Silent auction winners announced
9:30PM Closing remarks and auction checkout
10:00PM Banquet activities end.
Saturday March 7th
Tickets available at the door. $5 per person or $15 for family of four
Children 3 and under free
Venu: Roy Clark Community Building Humphrey's Park Linton
9:00AM – 3:00PM Art & Craft Fair
7:30AM – 7:00PM Self-guided driving tours (see map)
10:00AM – 3:00PM Birds of prey display (live)
10:00AM -10:45AM Hardy Lake Birds of Prey Program
10:00AM – 3:00PM Wabash Valley Herpetological Society. Live Amphibians and
Reptiles on Display
2:00PM - 2:45PM Hardy Lake Birds of Prey Program
11:00AM & 3:00PM Linton resident and author Suzzane Dickerson will present
readings from her illustrated book Legend of the Whooping
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Using Aircraft to Establish A Migratory
Whooping Crane Population in Eastern N. America
a presentation by Joe Duff of Operation Migration
Venue: Girl Scout Cabin in Humphreys Park
11:00AM – 11:45AM How Birds Fly: A Look Under the Hood
12:00PM – 12:45PM An Owl Pellet Dissection: A Lab for Kids Young and Old
1:00PM – 2:00PM Birdscaping: Creating Bird Habitat in Your Backyard.
Venue: East Cabin in Humphreys Park
7:30AM – 6:30PM Bus Tours of Goose Pond FWA
Refer to bus schedule in this guide
9:00AM – 6:00PM Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland and Its Neighbors
This award winning documentary by Bill Barnes
will play throughout the day. Free popcorn included.
Venue: West Cabin in Humphreys Park
9:00AM – 3:00PM Kids’ Activities, Bird House Construction
Open to kids 12 & under who are accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Goose Pond – Site ad Time TBD
Venue: Goose Pond FWA Highway 59 Check-in Stand
9:00AM - 2:00PM Special birding trip for young birders to see Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl. Co-sponsored by the Indiana Young Birders Club of Indiana Audubon Society and the Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival. Led by Advisors and members of the IYBC. For details click on the link below: