Vintage race boat event to be held on the Ohio River. A family friendly event. See 30-50 vintage hydroplanes all of varying sizes and power. 10am-5pm both days. Free admission!
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. Call 812-273-0783. This outdoor learning event just for women offeres multiple classes from which to choose. We recommend your register early as this is a popular event. 7:45 AM to 4:45 PM $35-$70 depending on age and date of registration.
Shaking off the winter blahs? Feel the need to get the blood circulating again? Here are some suggestions to get you out and going right now! BIKING Rolling hills, spectacular scenery, and friendly towns characterize biking along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. When you roll into Madison/Jefferson County, you will have the opportunity to explore … more
It’s hard to believe that April is nearly over! Our spring season is in full gear here at the refuge, with the start of the 2013 public use season with fishing at Old Timbers Lake and the annual turkey season upon us. The eaglets have hatched at the lake and we are watching them closely. … more
Andrew Hoffman, intern at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, will speak on Monday, February 4th, at the monthly meeting of the Big Oaks Conservation Society. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Madison – Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, IN. Join us February 4th as Andrew discusses: The World Underfoot: Amphibians of … more
We’re all back from our holiday vacations and trying to get into the swing of things again. So I thought I’d start things slow and give you a little overview of things to come. There a a couple of new and exciting things happening in 2013. The American Queen & Queen of the Mississippi will … more
This is a great time of year for a hike. Madison has lots of challenging hiking trails, but if you’re looking for an easy walk that allows you to admire the fall foliage, consider Johnson Lake Park on Cragmont Street. Johnson Lake is a 13-acre park maintained by the city of Madison. The small fishing … more
It was a lovely, clear Saturday morning when my husband and I took the architectural walking tour offered once a month by Historic Madison Inc. If you’ve ever wanted to know the difference between Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate homes or between Doric and Corinthian columns, this is the tour for you. The tour is … more
It’s tempting to say that last Saturday’s event at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center was the “Bee’s knees.” It really was a wonderful program on honeybees. There were several local beekeepers on hand as well as the Indiana State Apiarist. The volunteers set up several informational booths with demonstrations on honey collection, pollination … more
My friend Carla and I were cruising at a very slow pace through Clifty Falls State Park when we spotted these twin fawns, enjoying a small amount of independence from their mother, near the roadway. I stretched outside the car window to get this picture with Carla’s camera. Carla inched her almost-silent hybrid closer and … more