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14th Annual Marsh Madness

February 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST


Marsh Madness celebrates the return of Sandhill Cranes to Goose Pond, a wildly diverse global ecosystem of prairie and marsh habitat. The property is 9,018 acres. Of that acreage, approximately 3,850 acres are marsh and emergent wetlands, and 1,300 acres are upland prairie. There are approximately 1,200 acres of tree plantings and forested land. Prior to the restoration of these wetlands, there were no records of Sandhill Cranes in Greene County. Now the current high count for Sandhill Cranes is a staggering 25,953 at Goose Pond!

Enjoy the big, showy, dramatic, charismatic, and easy-to-see-and-hear Sandhill Cranes and other waterfowl at Marsh Madness. Our program includes bus tours to the wetlands, kids’s activities (e.g., building bird houses), birds of prey exhibits, herpetological and amphibian exhibit, speaker sessions on bats, owls, snakes, and Indiana mammalian carnivores, and craft vendors. 

Food available on site, and many restaurants nearby.  Free parking.

For questions and further contact, visit our website or Facebook page.


Goose Pond FWA Visitor Center
13540 West County Road 400 S
Linton, IN 47441 United States
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