GIBSON COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR
Mammals of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
May 5, 2018
There are currently nearly 60 wild mammal species in Indiana. Join them Saturday, May 5 at Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge where they will take a closer peek at a few of those found living within Refuge boundaries. The guest speaker will share information on current distribution and status of certain endangered or rare species, as well as information on mammal dental formulas as a means of identification. They will have mammal skins on hand to identify and touch, and also a few mammal skulls to observe and study. Take-home handouts will be available, as well as hands-on mammal track identification fun.
The program will begin at 1:00 pm Central Time at the outdoor classroom next to Boyd’s Trail and will last about an hour and a half. To get to the Boyd’s Trail parking lot, head east on SR 64 through Oakland City. Just outside the city past the brown "Refuge" sign, turn left on CR 1275E. In 1/2 mile, bear left on paved 1300E; it will become gravel. Continue one mile to the parking lot located on the left side of the road. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling the Refuge office at (812) 749-3199.