Archives: August 2012

  • INPAWS Hike: Bryoflora of Fern Cliff Preserve

    Saturday, October 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time Fern Cliff  Preserve,  Putnam County, Indiana Leader: Bill McKnight, former biology instructor and museum curator and author of Bryophytes of Illinois and Indiana (in prep). Trail Conditions:  Some terrain change (up and down and stream bank walking) but pace will be slow…

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  • INPAWS at Bat Festival

    INPAWS will have a display at the sixth annual Indiana Bat Festival, to be be held at Indiana State University, Saturday, September 15.  For more information on the free festival, go to

  • Invasives Removal at Cold Spring School

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to remove invasives at Cold Spring School, the environmental magnet of Indianapolis Public Schools.  Volunteers will meet at Cold Spring School on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:00, and work until about 12:00.  This is a follow-up to invasives removal work done on the property by other groups…

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  • Invasives removal at Glick Nature Preserve

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to remove invasives at the Gene B. Glick Nature Preserve in northeast Indianapolis.  Volunteers will meet at the Glick NP on Sept. 6 at 9:00, and work until about 12:00.  This will be a combined effort with volunteers from the Central Indiana Land Trust (owners…

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  • AC2012 Is All About the Plants

    The Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces its 19th annual conference providing the know-how to help Hoosiers appreciate, grow, and conserve Indiana’s rich heritage of native plants. Set for November 3, 2012, on the University of Indianapolis campus, the day-long conference will focus on two basics of botany: the identification of plants and their occurrence…

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  • North Chapter August Field Trip Results

    Approximately 18 people attended the North Chapter’s third field trip on August 18th at Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s Cressmoor Prairie property in Hobart, IN.  Cressmoor is a rare black soil prairie, which contains a number of state listed plants and insects.  Our tour guide was Paul Quinlan, stewardship director for Shirley Heinze Land Trust.  …

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  • 6th Annual Nature Daze September 8

    Whether you own one acre or 500 acres, if managing your land has ever made you dazed and confused, come out and join us for an enlightening day at Camp Rancho Framasa in beautiful Brown County. Resource professionals will be on hand to present information on identifying and controlling invasive plants, conservation options for landowners,…

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  • New Committee to Offer Landscaping Support

    Recognizing the growing interest in landscaping with native plants, INPAWS is forming a new committee that will more intentionally respond to the gardening public’s needs. Among other tasks, the committee will be charged to: Evaluate the information available on the INPAWS website, in brochures, and from other organizations and agencies to see where INPAWS could…

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  • August North Chapter Field Trip

    Everyone is invited to attend the North Chapter’s third field trip. Details are as follows: When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 1:30-3 p.m. Central Daylight Time Where: Meet at parking lot at Cressmoor Prairie (Directions below) Directions: From I-94, take I-65 south to Ridge Road / E.37th Ave. Drive east on E. 37th Ave. about 2.5…

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  • Hamilton County Conservation Funding & Workshop

    The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District has reinstated their cost share program. You may have a conservation project ready to implement or may still be deciding on what project works for you. The SWCD will help you move forward with a plan and/or complete the application for financial assistance with your project. Applications…

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