West Central Announces Fall Programs

WC-INPAWS Programs Fall 2014

Meetings start at 7 p.m. in Lilly Nature Center located at Celery Bog Park, West Lafayette, IN. From the Northwestern Avenue/Lindberg Road intersection, go west on Lindberg Road, take the bridge across the water and turn right just after the pedestrian crossing sign to enter the park. Go to the end of the road. 

People are invited to join the speaker and others for dinner before the meeting. Dinner is at 6 p.m. at the MCL Cafeteria  In West Lafayette. MCL is on Sagamore Parkway a few buildings east of Salisbury Street .

August 25  Monarch Decline: Causes and SolutionsReni   Winter-Evans, Master Naturalist and owner of Winterhaven Wildflowers and Monarch Preserve.  Learn the complex reasons for the drastic decline in migrating monarch butterflies in the past decade and what you can do to help reverse the trend. Reni has been raising monarch butterflies every summer for the past five years at Winterhaven, her property near West Point, IN.

September 22  The Prophetstown Fen.  Ed Zschiedrich, local nature photographer A year- long photographic tour of this   uncommon fen in the middle of Prophetstown State Park with its many unusual plant species. 

October 27  Are Spring Ephemerals Threatened by Spring Creep? Nancy Emery. Purdue Biology Department  Insights into the effects of temperature variation on plant-pollinator interactions from the Ross Biological Reserve. 

November 24  A Lake Michigan Coastal Dunal Forest: Its Scenery and Ecology. Doug Paprocki, local naturalist-conservationist and photographer.  A  photo essay from the recent book, “Beside the Inland Sea,” by the late Gretchen Paprocki. Books will be available for sale at this meeting.


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