Ponca – Marsh Madness at Ponca State Park

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Marsh Madness takes place at Ponca State Park on March 17th. Here is the schedule of events.

6:30 am Sunrise Bird Tour— Get up before the birds! Join an expert guide from the Loess Hills Audubon Society to watch waterfowl wake-up and continue their migration. Make sure to bundle up for this pro-gram and feel free to bring your binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras. Please pre-register by calling (402)755-2284. Meet inside the Resource and Education Center. Free. (Limited to 10 people per tour).

1:00 pm My life as a Turkey film — After receiving a bowl of turkey eggs on his front door, Hutto takes on the ultimate challenge of raising 16 turkey. See his year long journey as a turkey mother and learn the ways of these intelligent birds. Ice Cream will be served with the film. Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Film approx. 60 min. Free.

3:00 pm Bird Adaptations— Birds have a diverse range of special adaptations to fit their lifestyle. Look at their feet, wings, and beak to identify clues about their daily habits. Discovery these adaptations through hands-on activities and more. Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Free.

6:30 pm Sunset Bird Tour— Watch the birds return to the safety of the marsh at dusk. A guide from the Loess Hill Audubon Society will accompany you to our bird blinds. Binoculars, spotting scopes, and bird books will be available on the tour. Please pre-register by calling (402)755-2284. Meet in front of the Resource and Education Center. Free. (Limited to 10 people per tour).

This weekend there will be a 20% dis-count on all bird merchandise and a 30% discount on mini-lodges.

Visit our Facebook Page, Nebraska Northeast Parks, to view our upcoming events at Ponca State Park. All programs subject to change due to staffing/weather. For questions please call at (402)-755-2284.

There is still time to enter our Snowman Contest. The Snowman Building Contest ends the first day of spring, March 19.

Visit our Facebook Page, Nebraska Northeast Parks, to view our upcoming events at Ponca State Park. All programs subject to change due to staffing/weather. For questions please call at (402)-755-2284.