Featured image: A flock of sandhill cranes (photo by skeeze, courtesy Creative Commons)
This weekend, March 2-3, see the majestic sandhill cranes at the peak of their migration at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County, Indiana. And while you’re at it, check out Marsh Madness in Linton.
The Friends of Goose Pond hosts Marsh Madness during the first weekend of March to coincide with the migration. The celebration starts on Friday, March 2, with a kickoff banquet at the Linton Elks on State Route 54 East and a sandhill crane photography exhibit at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center at 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton. The photography exhibit ends March 31.
Banquet tickets are $25 per person and available at the Friends of Goose Pond’s ticket page.
On Saturday, March 3, learn more about sandhill cranes during birding tours, a birds of prey display, and lectures about birds and mammals of the area.
At the arts and crafts fair, shop for birdhouses, pottery, photographs, flower arrangements, hats, T-Shirts, artwork, items made from beeswax, gourds, woodworking, and Girl Scout cookies.
Here’s the full Marsh Madness schedule (in PDF).
For more information about the festival, visit the Friends of Goose Pond’s website.
Linton is 94 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
Sandhill cranes in flight (photo by One Earth Images, courtesy Creative Commons)