PONCA – A handful of Ponca State Park activities have been scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, November 20 – Sunday, November 21.
According to a release, take and go activity bags are available at the Resource and Education Center all month long for $1 each.
Moving into the weekend on Saturday, ‘All About Owls’ will last from 9 – 9:45 a.m. and is an event to learn about owls. Participants will be given an owl pellet to investigate, dissect and ID it. Cost is $2 per kit and you can meet at the Resource and Education Center.
Winter is also a great time to invite birds to your backyard as high energy food becomes more difficult for birds to find during this time of year. ‘Backyard Birds in Winter’ will last from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. as guests can plan on joining park naturalists to watch the bids visiting Ponca State Park feeders. You’ll also be able to learn about their characteristics during this free event.
Close out Saturday with ‘Wildlife Calls’ between 1 – 1:45 p.m. Almost all species of wildlife have the ability to make sound. The sounds let other animals know they are present and potentially bring others of their species to them or for other animals to avoid their immediate area. Attendees will be able to hear the various types of wildlife calls and even try your talents on imitating some of the wildlife neighbors during this free event.
The ‘Winter Tree Identification Hike’ will last from 9 – 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 21. Join a park naturalist during this moderate hike along the Old Oak Trail. Learn the characteristics of trees and how to identify them with and without their leaves. Meet at the west shelter for this free event as the trail is approximately 1.5 miles long.
Other Ponca State Park events include Backwaters Trail Gnome Hunt, Cabin Art Contest, Snow Creation Building Contest, Bingo/Scavenger Hunt/Passport events, Search for Sasquatch, Ponca Packs and Old Oak Trail Self-Guided Hike.
Call Ponca State Park at 402-755-2284 for additional details or like Ponca State Park NE on Facebook.