PONCA – Join Ponca State Park for more Saturday activities as they continue the Marsh Madness promotion.
Saturday morning gets underway bright and early with a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Bird Tour. Join an expert guide from the Loess Hills Audubon Society to watch waterfowl wake-up and continue their migration. Pre-register by calling 402-755-2284 and meet inside the Resource and Education Center for this free tour. It is limited to 10 people per tour.
At 1 p.m. take an afternoon hike on the Bigley’s Ravine Trail to enjoy more bird watching. Learn how to identify local birds by sight and sound and join in on a scavenger hunt along the way. Meet at the trail head for this free hike.
At 3 p.m. head back to the Resource and Education Center to enjoy an episode from the award-winning series “Planet Earth”. “Grasslands” will be the featured episode and there will be free popcorn. The approximate run-time of the film is 51 minutes and this is a free event.
Finally, close down the day at 6 p.m. for a Sunset Bird Tour where you can watch birds return to the safety of the marsh at dusk. Binoculars, spotting scopes, and bird books will be available for the tour. Pre-register and meet in front of the Resource and Education Center.
Don’t forget to checkout the Ponca State Park Facebook Page for upcoming events. All programs are subject to change due to staffing/weather. For questions call 402-755-2284.