Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 1050 S. 11th St. in Chesterton, will hold a Bird
Festival and Habitat Improvement Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday,
April 8. The event is being sponsored by the Porter County Chapter of the
Izaak Walton League, District Forester James Pothoff will be on hand, and
local plant experts will lead a training session in the identification and
removal of invasive plants.
Arrive to register
between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Tools will be available but everyone should bring
his or her own heavy work gloves.
Among other things,
Izaak Walton League will hold a demonstration in clean-water analysis
techniques. Annette Hansen and the Discovery Trackers 4-H Club will be
presenting an extensive program on pollinators.
Barb Lucas, a noted
bird photographer, will also be discussing the species of birds likely to
visit the Sanctuary and the things which can be done to attract them.
Chesterton Feed and Garden, for its part, will provide extra tools and seed
to make seed balls in the butterfly garden area, and will have a selection
of bird houses for purchase. Blue Bird house kits and other crafts will be
available for families to assemble with assistance from Izaak Walton League
All activities are
free to the public. Valís will be catering lunch items for people working
that day removing invasives, and the Discovery Trackers 4-H Club and Liberty
Hot Shots 4-H Club will be selling drinks throughout the day.
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (219) 201-5498.