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2221 Clifty Drive, Madison, IN 47520

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Saturday, March 18

10am Sights and Sounds of Spring Hike - Spring is almost here! Let’s explore the changes in nature from winter to spring. We’ll look for wildflowers, listen for birds, and more! Meet at Clifty Shelter for this 1 hour moderately rugged hike.

1pm Live Birds of Prey - Join us in the Hoffman Room at the Inn to meet some live birds of prey from Hardy Lake. Please bring a cash donation for this 1-hour program to benefit the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

3pm Bluebird Box Workshop - Encourage bluebirds to take up residence in your backyard by building a house for them. This workshop, sponsored by the Friends of Clifty Falls State Park, is limited to 10 people and there is a $15 fee. We will meet at Clifty Shelter. Please call 812-273-0609 to register.

8pm Timberdoodles Sky Dance - Meet at the outdoor Pool for this 30-minute program to watch for the courtship display of the American Woodcock. Their display, known as the sky dance, is best viewed at dawn and dusk.

Sunday, March 19

10am-3pm Photo Scavenger Hunt - Stop by the Nature Center to pick up your list and then head out onto the trails to see if you can get a picture of everything. Return to the Nature Center and show us your photos to win a prize! 

11am Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

2pm All About Amphibians - From life in the water to life on land, amphibians experience it all. Come to the Nature Center to meet a live toad and salamander and find out what makes each one unique during this 30-minute program.

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