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June 2019

Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A variety of classes for women at Old Timbers Lodge, including firearms, cooking outdoors, nature crafts, and much more.  This program fills quickly, so get your registration in ASAP! If you would like to participate next year, please put this event on your calendar for 2019 and get signed up by mid-April. Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Old Timbers Lodge 812-273-0783     Save Save Save

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July 2019

Take a Kid Fishing Day at Big Oaks NWR

July 13 @ 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will host a The purpose of this event is to promote youth recreational fishing and public use on the refuge. Kids 15 years old or younger and an accompanying adult(s) may access the refuge for this free fishing opportunity. Activity booths include a kids casting contest, make your own cane pole, hover archery, and learn about reptiles and amphibians close at 1:30. A limited number of free fishing packets will be…

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August 2019

Annual Butterfly Count at Big Oaks NWR

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3

VOLUNTEER FOR THE ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT AT BIG OAKS NWR August 3, 2019 Great Spangled Fritillaries, Spicebush Swallowtails, and Silver Spotted Skippers! These are just a few of the many species of butterfly you’re sure to encounter when you come to Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge for the annual butterfly count. At least 40 species of butterflies have been spotted during the survey in each of the previous counts. Those attending should meet at the refuge office on the morning…

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Oakdale Schoolhouse Ice Cream Social

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Big Oaks Conservation Society Hosts Ice Cream Social at Oakdale Schoolhouse Join the Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, August 5 for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social. The event will take place at the historic Oakdale Schoolhouse beginning at 5:00pm; homemade ice cream and desserts will be served beginning at 6:00pm. In addition, there will be short walking tours and short van tours of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge before the serving of…

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September 2019

OLD TIMBERS LODGE DAY

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Lodge Day 2019 The Big Oaks Conservation Society is hosting an open house at the historic Old Timbers Lodge from 1-6 pm. Access to the Lodge will be from 2 gates on Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1A (the gate on the east perimeter road near the white gate house) and Gate 8, about 1 mile south of New Marion on Old Michigan Road. The Society will offer tours of the Lodge, and provide light refreshments.  They will also…

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December 2019

Big Oaks NWR Annual Christmas Bird Count

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

The Big Oaks NWR annual bird count will be held on Saturday, December 21st, 2019   The Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge calls upon volunteer birders and nature enthusiasts in Indiana to participate in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC).  Volunteer birders of all skill levels are needed to count birds.  Volunteers may sign up to count birds for a half day (until noon, or noon to sunset) or all day.  We will meet at 8:00…

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