Wildlife refuge celebrates 50 years

The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, located at 12985 U.S. 50 East in Seymour, will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday.

The celebration will begin with a guided bird walk at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. near the Visitor Center. Special guests will be featured as well as former landowners and dignitaries. Lunch will be served, as will cake.

The Passport to Nature is noon to 3 p.m., with guests encouraged to visit each of the six stations on the passport. Goodies will be passed out at each location, and visitors who get their passports stamped at each location will receive a discount at the wildlife refuge’s bookstore.

A commemorative booklet that looks back on 50 years of conservation will be given to those in attendance. Other special events are planned throughout the day.

Information: Refuge office, 812-522-4352; Jackson County Visitor Center, 812-524-1914.