Archives: October 2013

  • Invasive removal at Marott Nature Preserve

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to remove honeysuckle and other invasives at Marott Nature Preserve, a natural area owned by Indy Parks.  Volunteers will meet at the parking lot on College Ave. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1:00 p.m., and work until about 4:00.  It’s a great opportunity to get…

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  • KS Land Institute Seeking Silphium

    We are seeking to diversify the genetics of our Silphium integrifolium (rosinweed) population. Currently, most of our material comes from wild populations in Kansas. If any of you know how to identify this species and know where it can be found, I would be most grateful if you could collect some seeds and send them…

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  • Invasive removal at Sodalis Nature Park

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to remove bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose at Sodalis Nature Park near Plainfield. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m., and work until about 1:00. This will be a followup to work that has been done previously, in a continuing effort to…

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  • Hike Report: Trine State Recreation Area

    INPAWS Hike at Pokagon State Park’s Trine State Recreation Area by Fred Wooley, Interpreter, Pokagon State Park On June 8, 14 hikers joined me on the Pokagon State Park Potawatomi Inn sundeck for an INPAWS-sponsored hike to the new Trine State Recreation Area in Steuben County. In 1969, the Indiana Natural Areas Survey first published…

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  • Hike Report: Shrader-Weaver Nature Preserve

    Shrader-Weaver Hike Draws a Crowd by Brent Smith The April 13 INPAWS field trip to Shrader-Weaver Woods, a 100-acre DNR Nature Preserve in northwest Fayette County, was a great success, with about 80 participants! It was a good thing I brought two senior botany teaching assistants with me from Earlham College, and that so many attendees…

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  • Hike Report: Prairie Creek Barrens

    The “He tried to warn us” Hike with MikeorThe Restoration in Progress of Prairie Creek Barrens by Sue Arnold with photos by Barb Jablonski and Barb Homoya The postcard Mike Homoya sent out for the July 27 hike at Prairie Creek Barrens Nature Preserve failed to deter 28 of us from enjoying a sunny day…

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  • Hike Report: Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge

    Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge Hike by Holly Faust, interpreter, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation August 17 turned out to be one great trip to the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge near Seymour.  We saw Joe Pye weed all along US Highway 50 to the entrance and all kinds of natives growing along the forest’s edge.  My favorite was…

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  • Hike Report: Bendix Woods

    “AWESOME”: May 5 North Wildflower Hike at Bendix Woods by John J. Smith These days “awesome” is overused, but it was an apt adjective for the INPAWS May 5 hike in the old-growth beech-maple forest in the State-dedicated Bendix Woods Nature Preserve in St. Joseph County.     Where in the Midwest are there more large…

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  • Invasives removal at Holliday Park

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to removebush honeysuckle and other invasives at Holliday Park in Indianapolis. Volunteers will meet at the nature center on Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m., and work until about 1:00. This will be a followup to work that has been done previously, in a continuing…

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  • Invasives removal at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary

    INPAWS Central Chapter, Invasive SWAT Team and the Indiana AudubonSociety will be joining forces on October 19 at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary near Connersville.  We will be removing oriental bittersweet, a non native viburnum, and whatever other non-native, invasive plants are encountered. The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is owned by the Indiana AudubonSociety, which will be…

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