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SPECIAL FIELD TRIP FOR YOUNG BIRDERS AT THE MARSH MADNESS SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL A NEW FIRST TIME ADDITION TO MM FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2015, at 9:00 AM Touring Goose Pond FWA and nearby environs in Greene County Trip co-sponsored by the Indiana Young Birders Club of Indiana Audubon Society and the Friends of Goose Pond Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival Trip Leaders: Landon Neumann winner of the IYBC 2014 Young Birder of the Year Award (photo), Chad Williams Chair of the IYBC (photo), and Rob Ripma The trip is no charge. No prior sign up necessary.Young birders of all ages welcome. Young birders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families may depart before the 2:00 PM ending time. A great chance to see Sandhill Cranes and hopefully geese in the company of expert birders, including expert young birders. For tripe details and for directions to the meeting place go to the announcement at the IYBC web site: http://www.indianaaudubon.org/IndianaYoungBirders/Events/tabid/107/ModuleID/1571/ItemID/148/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx Please read all of the announcement including the instructions about parking at the meeting place. Attendees are advised to arrive somewhat before the 9:00 AM start time. There is visitor form that everyone must sign for Indiana DNR. It could very useful to visit the IYBC web site and surf around in the Indiana Young Birders pull down menu, even if you are not attending this March 7 Field Trip. You might go on a trip sometime in the future: http://www.indianaaudubon.org/IndianaYoungBirders/tabid/76/Default.aspx People wishing to go to the rest of the Marsh Madness Festival activities can read about them at: Friendsofgoosepond.org Use the pull down Menu for Marsh Madness on the upper right.
2015-03-04 00:14:03
Friends of Goose Pond
Well known birder, author, and landscaper Sharon Sorenson will present "Birdscaping: Creating Bird Habitat in Your Backyard" on Saturday @ 1:00 in the Girl Scout Cabin. Let Sharon show you how to attract feathered visitors to your own backyard! See the complete Marsh Madness schedule at www.friendsofgoosepond.org/MarshMadness/attractions-schedule
2015-03-03 10:29:07
Friends of Goose Pond
This beautiful photo of a Sandhill coming in for a landing by Dan Kaiser. See Dan's other photos at www.flickr.com/search/?q=dan+kaiser
2015-03-03 09:43:57

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
                                        George Sly
     12:00PM – 12:45PM     An Owl Pellet Dissection: A Lab for Kids Young and Old
                                       Amy Kearns
     1:00PM – 2:00PM        Birdscaping: Creating Bird Habitat in Your Backyard.
                                      Sharon Sorenson

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

                                     Retriever Demonstrations


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:

Indiana Young Birders Club




 humprey  s park map





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