2013 Events in Review
Fish Predators Program
The "Fish Predators" program held on March 16th was well attended by campers and spring breakers! Participants saw pictures of the bald eagle nests on Enid Lake, peered inside the mouth of an alligator gar, and much more! Gar skulls used in the program are now on display in the Education Center for those who missed this interesting afternoon full of fun facts about different predators and the fish they eat!
Thank you to the young members of the audience for their assistance during the presentation. Several young people helped demonstrate the length of an adult eagle's wingspan and passed around replica claws and eggs to the rest of the audience! For pictures, see our photo gallery section.
Pond Management Workshop
The Visitor Education Center hosted a pond management workshop on March 23rd. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries biologist Keith Meals conducted a question and answers session after the presentation. New pond owners present at the workshop learned more about creating a trophy bass pond, avoiding fish kills, fertilizing techniques, and much more.
Fascinated with Fossils Program
"If you don't hunt, you don't find!" This was a word of advice given to young fossil hunters that attended the "Fascinated with Fossils" program on April 6th. Jill Smith, Director of the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS, presented a program on fossils finds in Northeast Mississippi. Fossilized ammonites, echinoids, plants, and shark teeth are just a few of the treasures Smith presented to the audience.
After the program, participants engaged Jill Smith in a questions and answers session. Avid hunters had their own fossil finds identified, and beginners learned where they will most likely find treasures from the past. A great program enjoyed by all!