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IAS Spring Gathering
April 30 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary welcomes everyone back to enjoy a weekend of socially distant birding, learning, and great fellowship with friends. Stay the weekend and experience the best of spring migration. The MGBS is the flagship property owned by the Indiana Audubon Society, Inc. With over 700 acres of property, participants can walk the many trails, enjoy welcoming back the migrating birds, and celebrate spring! Camping is available for IAS members free of charge in the MGBS campground and lodging can also be found a short distance away in Connersville.
All formal events will be held on Saturday. Expect several morning birding options, with afternoon experiences that will showcase this amazing nature preserve.
Schedule (subject to change)
7:30am: Bird Hike
8am-11am: Live Birding Banding Demonstrations
9am: Presentation- Secretive Marshbirds
10am: Presentation- Lights Out Indy
11am-12pm: Family Herp Hike
11am-1pm: Kids Crafts
1pm: Bird Hike
1pm-2pm: IAS Board Meeting
1pm: Presentation- Herpetology (Herps)
2pm: Geology Hike
2pm: Presentation- Solar Panel System at MGBS
3pm: Presentation- Photo Trip to Costa Rica
4pm: Bird Walk
Breakfast and lunch are included with each ticket. IAS member tickets are $35 and non-member general admission tickets are $40. Kids under 12 attend for free.
WHERE TO STAY
CAMPGROUND: The Sanctuary has a primitive campground for use during your stay (at no additional cost). Pit toilets are located in the campground. Water and modern restrooms are nearby and will be available for your stay.
WOODRIDGE INN: The Woodridge Inn is located about 20 minutes away if visitors prefer to stay in a hotel. Depending upon your room choice, rates are between $95-110 per night. Contact the hotel directly by calling 765-825-4800.