Archives: September 2013

  • MG Seminar “How to Feed a Planet” Sept 28

    Hendricks County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a day-long seminar focused on the complex issues of feeding the world while maintaining a healthy environment: what goes into food production, how food gets to market, and how our food choices impact our planet. Speakers and topics include: Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center, will present “Indiana Statewide Study…

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  • Native or Invasive Clematis? Check the leaves!

    The native virgin’s bower, Clematis virginiana, is in full bloom in Indiana from August to September, looking like a blanket of white flowers spread over other vegetation. After blooming, numerous pistils with feathery styles give the fruit a fluffy appearance. It’s a fairly common species throughout the state in open areas and forest edges.  However,…

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  • Indiana DNR Field Days Coming Up in October

    The Division of Nature Preserves will lead a series of nine hikes in “Seldom Seen” nature preserves on October 5 and 19, led by expert botanist/ecologists. Find the details and sign-up opportunities here. And here’s a link to a video: http://youtu.be/3z7RHJIvErU    

  • Alternatives to Non-native Butterfly Bush

    Butterfly bush is pretty in the garden, but natives do a better job of feeding our wildlife. This article eloquently states the rationale and presents nice talking points you could share with gardening friends. 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw Kitchen designs, bathroom designs, and more ∨ Use the help of…

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  • Now You Can Join or Renew Online

    We’re excited to bring you the convenience of electronic transactions. Through a partnership with Network for Good, it’s now possible to join INPAWS or renew your membership online. You can forget about filling out paper forms and sending a check…but know that you can still do that if you prefer. Having online transaction capability should reduce…

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  • North Chapter Releases September Newsletter

    Greetings INPAWS North Chapter friends, Below is a link to the September issue of The Plant Press – newsletter of the North Chapter. Our final two hikes of 2013 are coming up this month.  Afterwards, we’ll head indoors for meetings and programs for the remainder of the cool season months.  I hope that you’ll consider…

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  • West Central Chapter Announces Fall Programs

    West Central Chapter of INPAWS – Indiana Native Plant  & Wildflower Society         WC-INPAWS PROGRAM Meetings—fourth Mondays at 7pm at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Nature Area (West Lafayette) Dinner with the speaker is at 6pm in the MCL Cafeteria-West Lafayette  ~ open to the public ~ MON SEP 23  “Prophetstown Plants from the…

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  • Southwest Chapter to Change Meeting Schedule

    The Southwest chapter of INPAWS has announced a new 2014 meeting schedule in hopes of improving attendance. After an on-line survey and discussion at the July meeting, it was decided that next year… Meetings in May, July and September will be at 6:00 p.m. CDT on the third Thursday of the month.  Meetings in January,…

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  • Hike Peine Farm September 21

    When:  Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. EDT Where:  The Peine Farm, Morgan County, Indiana Leader:  Dee Ann Peine Amateur Naturalist Trail Conditions:  Good trails; may be muddy after rain. Some off-trail walking. Be aware of bald cypress knees in the swamp area. What to See:  The Peine Farm is a prime example of…

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