(PATOKA) – Saturday evening, March 2, and again on Saturday evening, March 9, the Refuge Friends will offer a unique birding experience for the whole family.
Most outings aren’t focused on just one animal, but woodcocks are so neat they get a whole night all their own.
Just what is a “peent”? It’s the sound made by male woodcocks while performing their courtship ritual flights. Join them at Boyd’s Trail parking lot on Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge at 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central for a brief presentation on the woodcock.
Then you’ll walk over to Maxey Marsh Trail and hope the woodcocks are in the mood to put on a show.
This event is open to all, regardless of age or experience. Since this is an event in the evening that is dependent on a fairly quiet environment, parents are encouraged to stay with their children. Consider arriving early to enjoy the sunset and walk some trails.
Directions: From SR 357 (Main St.) in Oakland City, go east on SR 64 one mile to CR 1275E (look for Refuge sign). Turn left (north) on 1275E. Follow the signs to Snakey Point Marsh and continue to the parking lot on the left at Boyd’s Trail.
Questions or directions? Look us up on Facebook @ PatokaRefugeFriends, or call 812-569-4009.