Learn about nature at wildlife refuge

An Indiana Master Naturalist class will be conducted Wednesdays in March and April at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 E. U.S. 50, Seymour.

The class will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the refuge visitor center and will be sponsored by the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society, the nonprofit support group of the refuge.

Course instructors will be experts on plants, animals, birds and other natural history topics. Course topics will include birds, mammals, wetlands, botany, tree identification, invasive plants, reptiles and amphibians, the use of a compass and maps, geology, fossils and public lands.

Participants who attend six of the nine course sessions and complete volunteer work will receive a master naturalist certificate and a pin. A $35 fee is charged to pay for course materials, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Donna Stanley at 812-522-4352 or email muscatatuck@fws.gov.