Have Fun at Ponca State Park at Marsh Madness!
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. Twenty-two different species of water-fowl have been viewed from our blinds. Make sure to bundle up for this program and feel free to bring your binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras. Please pre-register by calling (402) 755-2284. Meet inside of the Resource and Education Center. Free. (Limited to 10 people per tour).
11:00 Bird Critter Corner— Learn about a variety of bird species in the display wing of the Education Center. Participates will be able to touch and feel talons, feathers, and beaks. A live African Ring Neck Dove will be present for the kids to see! Meet in the display wing of the Resource and Education Center. Free.
2:00pm Bird Nest — Nesting season is just around the corner. Birds use different material to build their unique nest. Learn about different types of nests and how you can help the birds this year. In this program, we will be building a mini hanging basket with nesting materials for the birds. Meet in the Resource and Education Center. $1 per mini hanging basket.
5:45 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).
8:00 pm Star Gazing— Winter is a great time to view the stars. Learn about the lifecycle of a star and the stories behind the constellations. If we have cloudy conditions, we will be making Star Finders at the Resource and Education Center. On a clear night, meet in the parking lot near the Towers of Time. Free.
There is still time to enter our Snowman Contest. The Snowman Building Contests ends the first day of spring, March 19th.
This weekend there will be a 20% discount on all bird and star merchandise and a 30% discount on mini-lodges.
A Park Entry Permit is required.
Download the event flyer: Marsh Madness March 5, 2016