Wetland Day program Saturday at refuge

Everyone who enjoys wildlife is invited to celebrate spring at the Wetland Day program Saturday at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50 East, Seymour.

There will be a bird walk at the visitor center at 8 a.m. for birdwatchers of all ages and abilities.

Mid-March is usually a good time to observe visiting waterfowl at Muscatatuck, according to a news release from the refuge.

A variety of fun activities for children will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the visitor center, and volunteer interpreters will be present on the Chestnut Ridge Trail.

A wetland walk will leave from the visitor center at 10 a.m., and the 115th birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System will be celebrated at noon. Wildlife resource information also will be available for teachers.

Federal Duck Stamps, which fund land acquisition for the National Wildlife Refuge System, and Junior Duck Stamps will be available for purchase during the event.

Muscatatuck is one of three national wildlife refuges in Indiana. The other two are Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge near Madison and Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge near Oakland City.

Information: 812-522-4352 or email muscatatuck@fws.gov