(LINTON) – The Friends of Goose Pond will host the 10th annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, in Linton.
`A Kickoff Banquet will be held Friday, March 1 at the Linton Elks Club.
The Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival is a community-based event timed to coincide with the peak Sandhill Crane and waterfowl migration at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County. Festival headquarters are at Humphrey’s Park in the nearby city of Linton.
Saturday is a full day of activities beginning at 7:30 a.m. with lectures in the city park; multiple showings at the Linton Cinema of “Goosepond, Story of a Wetland”; guided bus tours of the Goose Pond viewing migratory birds such as Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, White Pelicans, and Whooping Cranes.
The public is invited.
For a complete schedule and ticket information go to friendsofgoosepond.org.
About Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Greene County provides quality hunting, wildlife viewing and trapping opportunities on 9,018 acres of prairie and marsh habitat. About 12,000 wildlife watchers visit each year, and the property records about 3,500 annual hunting efforts (one hunter visit for one day).
The property features a new office and visitor’s center with a panoramic observation deck, large windows to view wildlife, and restrooms. The 6,840 square-foot building, which opened in 2016, uses sustainable and energy efficient materials. A geothermal system provides heating and cooling.
Visitors are required to sign-in at the office or any self-service centers on the property.