The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Dickson Mounds Museum will be holding a Wonderful Waterfowl Event at Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, December 9th from 1-3 pm! Learn about ducks, geese, and swans in the Illinois River Valley, see live ducks brought in by Forbes Biological Survey, create fun waterfowl crafts, and kids 15 and under can participate in a duck-calling contest! Winner receives a duck call sponsored by Discount Sales of Matanzas Beach. There will also be an observation area set-up at Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge to view these waterfowl in their natural habitat.
This event is free to the public. If you wish to enter your child into the duck-calling contest please contact the USFWS at 309-535-2290. We encourage all kids to give it a try! This will be a light-hearted contest.