GIBSON COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR
Peent! An Evening with the Woodcocks
February 29, 2020
There is a lot of heavy peenting going on in Oakland City! <3
What is a Peent you ask? It’s the sound made by male woodcocks while performing their dance of love
Join the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 29 and March 7 at 6:00 pm (CST) for a unique birding experience for the whole family. Most refuge outings aren’t focused on just one animal, but woodcocks are so cool they get a whole night all their own!
The evening will start with a brief presentation on the woodcock, then a romantic stroll over to Maxey Marsh Trail and hope the woodcocks are in the mood to put on a show.
This event is open to all, regardless of age or experience. Yet, since this is an event in the evening that is dependent on a fairly quiet environment, parents are encouraged to stay with their children. Consider arriving early to enjoy the sunset and walk some trails.
Directions: From SR 357 (Main St.) in Oakland City, go east on SR 64 one mile to
CR 1275E (look for Refuge sign). Turn left (north) on 1275E. Follow the signs to Snakey Point Marsh and continue on to the parking lot on the left at Boyd’s Trail.
Questions or directions? Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PatokaRefugeFriends/, or call 812-569-4009.