Archives: January 2017

  • Needs of Native Pollinators March 30

    Eco Logic Plant Nursery and Spence Restoration Nursery invite you to attend this conference in support of local pollinators: Understanding Native Pollinators & Their Needs Thursday, March 309:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center302 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47403 Look for details at www.ecologicindiana.com/understanding-native-pollinators-and-their-needs.

  • IDNR Nature Preserve Hikes Scheduled

    Below are the 2017 Field Day Hikes that the Division of Nature Preserves leads. The Division is celebrating 50 year of protecting original Indiana! Watch for registration information to appear soon on their website. Date Nature Preserve Partner County Leader April 8 Pine Hills INPAWS Montgomery Andrew Reuter, John Bacone April 22 Donaldson’s Woods & Mitchell Karst…

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  • Is Indiana ready for a strategic energy policy?

    Indiana Advanced Energy Plan – Community Conversation   January 31, 7 p.m., Schwitzer Student Center, University of Indianapolis, Hall A Students from the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University-Purdue University are working to answer this question through a series of public meetings throughout Indianapolis. Please join us for the first community conversation, hosted by former Mayor,…

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  • North Chapter Events Scheduled

    February Meeting- Feb. 19th-Potato Creek State Park- 1pm Central (2 pm Eastern) time-Chris Benda, past president of Illinois Native Plant Society, will be our speaker. His Topic will be “Hidden Nature Treasures” highlighting Illinois flora and fauna. March Meeting- March 19th– Elkhart Conservation Club-1 pm Central (2 pm Eastern) time-Scott Bates, Dr. Education and Plant Biology (Emphasis Microbial…

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  • INPAWS Campaigning for Indiana State Wildflower

    Southwest Chapter member and INPAWS Vice President Davie Sue Wallace has persuaded her legislators to introduce a bill naming Butterfly Milkweed the Indiana State Wildflower.   We’re excited to support this effort and urge all of you to write your senator and representative in support of this initiative. You’ll find their emails at  iga.in.gov.  Here is what…

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  • Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

    Meet the Proposed Indiana State Wildflower Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa Other names: Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower The importance of Butterfly Weed for Monarch butterflies: The habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators is dwindling at an alarming rate. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape….

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  • Southwest Chapter Chew & Renew January 21

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  • INPAWS 2017 Small Grant Applications Due February 1

    The deadline for the 2017 Small Grants program is coming up quickly! Please submit all applications to INPAWS by midnight on February 1st. Funding requests must be for projects that are in line with the mission of INPAWS. Awards of up to $1,000 can be used in conjunction with other sources of funding to promote…

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  • Central Chapter Icebreaker January 29

    Central Chapter members, would-be members, and friends, help us welcome in a new year! Please contact me at central@inpaws.org if you have any questions! Thank you,Amanda Smith, Central Chapter Leader  

  • “Native Roots” Issued for Jan-Mar 2017

    NATIVE ROOTS is a nature newsletter compiled by West Central Chapter member Joan Mohr Samuels. News, natural history programs, and stewardship opportunities are available in one place! Includes Wednesdays in the Wild, with free nature programs sponsored by the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department, Tippecanoe County Park & Recreation Department, Sycamore Audubon Society, INPAWS West…

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