Sunday, April 25, 2010

Earth Day Indiana 2010

We spoke with many members and friends at Earth Day Indiana on Saturday, April 24. This was the 40th Earth Day celebration and number 20 for Indiana. The event was held at a new venue - White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. Earth Day Indiana will be held at the same site through at least 2013. Several thousand people - and hundreds of dogs - attended the wonderful event. More than 130 exhibitors were present. There was something for everyone. Amos W. Butler Audubon provided pop-up binoculars at our booth. They were extremely popular! We also led a bird walk at 2pm and saw a number of species including a Canada Goose sitting on nest and atop several goslings, Northern Rough-winged Swallows at a nest cavity in the concrete retaining wall along the White River, Double-crested Cormorant, and a brief glimpse of a Red-tailed Hawk that is nesting at IUPUI. Earth Day Indiana 2010 was a wonderful event. Thanks to all who stopped by and said hello. We will be at the Hoosier Outdoor Experience on September 18-19 at Fort Harrison State Park. Stop by to get your pop-up binoculars!

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