2019 Marsh Madness Events

Events will be held at various locations in Greene County, Indiana

Friday, March 1st 2019

Venue: Goose Pond FWA

  • Birding 101 – a classroom/field experience for beginning birders.
    This is a members-first event with a maximum of 15 participants. More information to follow.

Venue: Park Inn Shelter

Exhibit by the Indiana Wildlife Artists organization.

  • 2:00P-5:00P – Artist’s Reception, Opening and Awards sponsored by Friends of Goose Pond

Venue: Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center

  • March 4th- 23rd. The exhibit by Indiana Wildlife Artists will continue.

Venue: Linton Elks Club (SR 54 East)

Kickoff Banquet

  • 5:00PM Doors open. Cash Bar open.
  • 5:50PM Welcome comments – Dane Strahle, President, Friends of Goose Pond
  • 6:00PM Buffet dinner line opens.
  • 7:30PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Henry Loope, Research Glacial Geologist – Indiana University.
  • 8:00PM Live Auction with Auctioneer Brian Woods.
  • 9:00PM Closing remarks and auction checkout

Saturday March 2nd 2019

Venue: Roy Clark Community Building in Humphreys Park

  • 7:30AM – 8:00PM Self-guided driving tours (see map)
  • 8:00AM – 4:00PM Fish King Concessions by Trent Wilkes
  • 9:00AM – 4:00PM Art & Craft Fair
  • 10:00AM - 5:00P Art Exhibit Continues in the Park Inn Shelter
  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM Live Birds of Prey display
  • 10:00AM – 10:45AM Hardy Lake Birds of Prey Program
  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM Wabash Valley Herpetological Society Live Reptile & Amphibian Display
  • 11:00AM-2:00PM – Presentations on Owl pellets, Goose Pond Birds and Invasive Plants
  • 2:00PM – 2:45 PM Hardy Lake Birds of Prey Program


Venue: Girl Scout Cabin in Humphreys Park

  • 11:00AM – 11:45 AM An Owl Pellet Activity for Kids Young and Old. Amy Kearns
    • Join Amy for a hands-on investigation of the diet of the barn owl. Become a bio-detective as you dissect an owl pellet and identify their favorite prey.
  • 12:00PM – 12:45 PM Birds of Goose Pond FWA Month by Month.
    • Jim Brown will present attendees with information about the what and when of Goose Pond birds. This presentation
      will be very helpful as you plan your next visits to GPFWA.
  • 1:00PM – 1:45PM The Invasive Plant Problem in Indiana.
    • Amber Slaughterbeck, Regional Director of the Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management Project, will discuss invasive non-native plants, the problems they create, and how to manage these destructive aliens.

Venue: East Cabin in Humphreys Park

  • 8:30AM – 5:00PM Bus Tours of Area (Refer to bus schedule in this guide)

Venue: West Cabin in Humphreys Park

  • 9:00AM – 3:00PM Kids’ Activities, Bird House Construction. Open to kids 12 & under who are accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Linton Cinema

  • 11:00am One-time showing of Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland and its Neighbors. Free admission with arm band.