Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival

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Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival Murray State College
Tishomingo, OK 73460

Phone: 580-371-2371   580-371-5265
Fax: 580-371-9849
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Come to the annual Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival for a two-day outdoor experience that showcases the rich diversity of the plants, animals, birds, geological formations and history of south-central Oklahoma.  Visitors to the festival will have the unique opportunity to learn about Oklahoma's natural environments through field trips and seminars.  The Arbuckle-Simpson area boasts a wealth of plant and animal wildlife and an abundance of pristine natural resources.

Experience this Oklahoma oasis by taking a guided tour with regional naturalists, historians and wildlife experts on tours of such local gems as the Blue River, Pennington Creek, the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve, the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, private ranches and more.

Come to the annual Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival for a two-day outdoor experience that showcases the rich diversity of the plants, animals, birds, geological formations and history of south-central Oklahoma.  Visitors to the festival will have the unique opportunity to learn about Oklahoma's natural environments through field trips and seminars.  The Arbuckle-Simpson area boasts a wealth of plant and animal wildlife and an abundance of pristine natural resources.

Experience this Oklahoma oasis by taking a guided tour with regional naturalists, historians and wildlife experts on tours of such local gems as the Blue River, Pennington Creek, the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve, the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, private ranches and more.

On each outing, participants will learn about this historically and culturally rich area and have the opportunity to observe a broad cross-section of the hundreds of bird species recorded locally, as well as a variety of butterflies, amphibians, fish, plant life and unique geologic formations.  Events planned for this year's festival include bird watching, bird banding, digital nature photography, hikes through the woods, activities on the Blue River and Pennington Creek and workshops for children.

Make your way to the Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival if you have any interest in birding, hiking, wildlife, ecology, biology, conservationism or simply nature in general.  The Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival has something for everyone, from the casual nature lover to the most experienced naturalist.  This unique program of field trips lead by expert guides and informative seminars will ultimately provide participants opportunities to explore a wide range of topics and celebrate the wonders of the Arbuckle-Simpson area of Oklahoma.

Registration is highly recommended for individual events. Visitors to this festival should be prepared for outdoor events.  Bring drinking water, sunscreen, a hat, light jacket and appropriate footwear.

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8:00 am

9:00 pm

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8:00 am

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From Janis Stewart on 04/14/13

The Friday events are mostly for children. They are wonderful and the kids get to see Extreme Animals and Insect Adventures up close. These events are all free! Brings the kiddos and enjoy


 
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