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Alexander Wilson Bird Day, Spring Mill State Park
Start Date: 7/9/2016Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 7/9/2016End Time: 8:30 AM
Event Description:
Our very own George Donaldson admired the ornithologist Alexander Wilson enough to erect a monument in his honor! He did it 150 years ago. 

8am: Bird Hike - Kick off our bird event with an early morning hike! We will be birding by eye and ear so binoculars are optional! Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center and hike past a variety of habitats to the village and back.
10am: Wonders of Migration - Some birds in the park will fly to South America and back. Learn how these excellent navigators do it in this 30 minute talk in the air-conditioned Lakeview Activity Center.
3pm: Alexander Wilson Monument Rededication - Learn about Alexander Wilson, his accomplishments, and his impact on George Donaldson. Meet in the village parking lot and hike to the monument and back. Short, moderate hike. Meet George and listen to bagpipes!
5pm: Helping at Home - It's not easy being a bird! There is a lot we can do to help out our feathered friends from home. Meet Kelsey in the Lakeview Activity Center to find out how you can help. Construct a birdhouse after her talk!
7pm: How Birds Fly - Birds need to be light enough to overcome gravity, but strong enough to withstand the demands of flight. Learn about this balance and take to the skies yourself! Borrow one of our kites! Meet Kelsey in the field by Sycamore Shelter; it's at the end of the village parking lot.
9:30pm: Talking to Owls - Meet Wyatt at the Lakeview Activity Center to talk about (and hopefully to) a Barred Owl! We'll try our luck calling one in.
Location Information:
Spring Mill State Park  (View Map)
3333 State Road 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446
Lawrence
Phone: (812) 849-3534
Contact Information:
Name: Wyatt Williams
Phone: (812)849-3534
Email: wwilliams1@dnr.in.gov
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