• January 1 – Christmas Bird Count:  Bird inventory of the refuge starts at 7:30 AM at the Visitor Center. Everyone Welcome. Free hot lunch provide by the Refuge Friends Group.
  • February 9 A Celebration of Cranes
  • March/April – Indiana Master Naturalist Class:   Every Wednesday evening from 6 – 9:30 PM. Sessions on birds, plants, geology, wetlands and many other natural history topics. Great learning experience for adults – all for a small fee!
  • March 16 – Wetlands Day:  Guided wetland walks & tours starting from the Refuge Center
  • April 13 – Earth Day Cleanup and Pollinator Festival:  Join us for a Volunteer Work Day cleaning up the Refuge!  Work starts at 9AM at the Visitor Center.
  • April 20 – Family Fishing Workshop:   Bring the family and join us from 9 AM to Noon to learn the fun of fishing, All equipment provided and no fishing license required on this day.
  • May 11 – Wings Over Muscatatuck Bird Festival:  A full day of guided bird tours, bird and nature walks, bird banding, live birds of prey programs, birdhouse building, kids activities, bird calling contest           & the Duck Stamp Awards Ceremony
  • June 1 – Take a Kid Fishing Day:    8 AM – NOON.  Meet at the Visitor Center. Lots of fun fishing activities for the youngsters that includes fishing lessons, loaner equipment and free lunch
  • July 20 – Butterfly Count:  Volunteers will help conduct a ‘butterfly inventory’ of the Refuge starting at 9:30 AM at the Visitor Center
  • September 28 National Public Lands Day Workday:  Workday for volunteers of all ages and abilities to help improve the Refuge. Starts st the Visitor Center at 9 AM.
  • October 12 – Log Cabin Day
  • October 13 – Big Sit Bird Count: Join volunteers spotting birds from the Endicott Observation Deck. Goes from dawn to dark. Arrive/leave as desired.
  • October 13-19 –  National Wildlife Refuge Week:   The normally closed areas of the Refuge are opened for visitation and observation.


                                     WEEKLY EVENTS

Nature Time Program for Preschoolers – Second Wednesday of the month (except summer). Learning and fun for preschoolers at the Visitor Center 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Bird Walk – Come out the third Saturday of the month (weather permitting) starting from the Visitor Center at 8 AM

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