Saturday,

July 31

2021

at 8:00 am

Butterfly Survey

Big Oaks NWR office, Madison, Indiana

  • Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars. Butterfly field guides are recommended, but not required. Long pants are also recommended.

August 2

Monday

2021

Ice Cream Social

at Oakdale School House in Big Oaks NWR

  • While enjoying some home-made ice cream, attendees gather to hear speakers talk about the history of the Oakdale School House.

at 5:00 pm

August 12

Thursday

2021

6:30-7:30 pm

Keven Lovegreen 

Old Timbers Lodge 

Gate 8 entrance on old michigan road about a mile south of new marion
Gate opens at 5:30 and will remain open throughout presentation

  • Kevin is the Author of the Lucky Luke's Hunting adventure series. He will talk about his personal experiences in Nature and how they have inspired reading and writing. Join us in this Family event 

  • RSVP: 812-756-0990 
    TEXT YES WITH YOUR LAST NAME AND THE NUMBER OF ADULTS/KIDS

  • PER COVID-19 PROTOCOL IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS, GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS
     

Lodge Day at Old Timbers Lodge

at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR

  • Old Timbers Lodge will be open for tours and historic interpretation.

  • Displays from Big Oaks Conservation Society, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, other local conservation organizations, refreshments, and limited van tours of nearby Old Timbers Lake.

  • BOCS merchandise will be available for purchase.

  • Free public event! 

Canceled due to covid

December 11

Saturday,

2021

Holiday Party at Old Timbers Lodge

 at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR

  • Arguably one of the most beautiful times on the refuge

  • Join us for the annual party at Old Timbers Lodge hosted by BOCS

  • Enjoy the beautiful decorations, food, and warm fires

  • Open to members and guests

  • Reservations required 

at 5:00 pm