ANDERSON, Ind. — Some of the animals may be hibernating or out of town this time of year, but Mounds State Park is still hopping with activities. The park has events lined up to keep people tuned into nature, while having fun and learning. Check out the movies, crafts and their first-ever Victorian Valentine Party in the schedule below. There’s also a Tiny Tikes Winter Day Camp being offered for pre-schoolers.
The Nature Center remains open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. It’s a great spot to check out all the birds keeping the feeders busy there. Flickers and the pileated and hairy woodpeckers have been spotted there lately.
All events are free except where noted. For more information contact Mounds State Park at 649-8128. The park is located at 4306 Mounds Road.
Saturday, 1 p.m. -- Walking Staff Workshop. Advance registration is required for this workshop during which participants can carve, paint or decorate a walking stick. Pre-cut and pre-peeled sticks will be provided as well as decorative materials. The $10 fee includes quality supplies and refreshments. Space is limited. Register by today by calling 649-8128.
Sunday, 1 p.m. -- Cocoa and a Movie. The next episode in the series of “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” will be presented. “Episode Two: The Last Refuge” is a 131-minute documentary with more stunning images of our country’s protected places. Cocoa is provided, candy will be available for purchase. Meet at the Nature Center.
2 p.m. Knit in Nature. Join guest interpreter Kim Ousley until 4 p.m. for knitting and crocheting in the Visitor Center’s tranquil Wildlife Viewing Room. Participants may even learn to identify a bird or two while they knit.
Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 11 - 13. -- Tiny Tikes Winter Day Camp. Exploratory sessions each morning for kids up to age five. Cost is $15. Call 765-649-8128 for more information and to register.