Archives: April 2013

  • Callery Pear – a bad, bad plant in bloom right now

    I’ve seen a lot of plant invasions, but I have NEVER seen anything like what I saw in northern Martin County this week.  A beautiful forest with nothing but callery pear seedlings in the understory.  ‘Sounds bad’, you say, ‘but I don’t know what callery pear is and probably don’t have it in my neighborhood.’…

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  • White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Hosts Earth Day

    15th annual Earth Day Celebration – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. Date: April 20, 2013 Time: 11am – 3pm West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration continues Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The 15th annual celebration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a…

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  • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Summer Camps

    This summer Taltree will offer a series of summer camps specifically geared toward rising third through sixth-graders. The goal in creating these camps is for participants to enjoy a holistic and fun environment where they will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and focus upon specific interests they may have. Taltree’s programs allow for…

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  • Division of Nature Preserves Now on Twitter

    From Katie Bacone, DNR Outreach Manager and Digital Archivist…  Hello DNP Partners!  We wanted to let you know that the Division of Nature Preserves now has a Twitter account. Please follow us at and feel free to share with your mailing lists.  Thanks!

  • Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop Announced

    From Janet Marr, Botanist…  Are you a fisheries biologist, botanist, environmental consultant, biological technician, aquatic biologist, extension agent, college student, etc. who would like to improve your knowledge of aquatic plant identification? If so, be sure to sign up for the Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored AQUATIC PLANT WORKSHOP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer! This class…

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  • North Chapter News

    From Steve Sass: The latest issue of The Plant Press is now available:  The Plant Press April 2013 Also attached is a flier for the newly announced 2013 Calumet Naturalist Series. This nine session introduction to the common plants of the Calumet region is the brainchild of INPAWS member and Calumet Outdoor Series founder Eric…

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