On Goose Pond

The hidden gem of Greene County

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Posted on Jan 30 2019 in Features, General
Greater Yellowlegs photo by Marty Jones

When 25,000 Sandhill Cranes flock together in southwestern Indiana, “Marsh Madness” ensues at the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Greene County.

The ninth annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival, March 1-2, coincides with the northern migration of the Sandhills. The big birds have made the Goose Pond a pitstop since the restoration began at the wetlands over a decade ago.

The Goose Pond continues attracting amazing numbers of other birds year-round, as well. Some 260 bird species have been documented around the 9,000 acres of prairie and marsh habitat. Some 12,000 wildlife watchers are drawn to the shallow wetlands each year.


If you go:

Goose Pond Visitor Center
13540 W. County Road 400 S.
Linton, IN 47441

Phone
812-512-9185

Website
www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3094.htm