As Monroe County, Indiana seemed to start spring early, March 20th is still the official Spring Equinox. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about and enjoy emerging spring this month, and we have whittled it down to our Top 5 Green Events in March. For even more, make sure to visit the regularly updated Green Events Calendar.
Frog Watch Spring peepers are starting to call. Curious about frogs and toads? Learn more at a Frogwatch workshop, March 20-21, 6-8:30 PM at Karst Farm Park. We’ll talk about the value of wetlands, amphibian biology and life cycles, population declines, and the species found in our area. You’ll find out how to become a volunteer frog monitor and collect data to submit to Frogwatch USA. Cost is $5 for both nights and registration is required.
Marsh Madness The Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival is a community-based event timed to coincide with the peak Sandhill Crane and waterfowl migration at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County, Indiana. Events include a kick-off banquet, craft fair, live birds of prey on display, informational and educational presentations, bus tours, self-guided tours, kids activities, and much more. March 03rd and 04th.
Better Preparation, Better Results in the Spring Garden Ready to get started in your garden? By putting in a little effort at the beginning, you’ll save time and work, enjoy a better looking garden, and have a more productive harvest. Learn how to test and prepare your garden soil, pick up tricks that will help prevent weeds, disease, and pest problems, acquire strategies around watering and nutrient delivery, become a savvy mulcher, and make the most of your available space. March 25th at 1pm.
Green Drinks Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world. Folks gather every month to share libations and ideas, discuss, debate, explore and make new friends and business connections. March 22nd at 5:30pm.
Ducks and Donuts Come join us at our 8th installation of Ducks & Donuts on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the Stillwater Marsh Overlook, off State Road 46, east of Bloomington. We will serve coffee and donuts and hopefully there will be plenty of waterfowl and other birds to look at. We will start at 8am and finish at 11am.
Members of the Monroe County Environmental Commission compiled this list. Their charge includes “educating the community and engaging residents and businesses in supporting initiatives which will help ensure a healthier and more economically viable future for the County.” The public is welcome to attend these meetings the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm.