Posts by: David Jane Savage

  • Native Roots, July August 2016

    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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  • INCA Conservation Congress September 30

    Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA), will host a Conservation Congress at the Abe Martin Lodge on Friday, September 30, 2016.  This event will be an opportunity for stakeholders across Indiana to focus on the future of our natural resources and wildlife conservation.  From INCA web site: Many of us have recognized the decrease in the recognition of…

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  • Evansville Hosting Native Grass Symposium August 29-31

    This just in from the USDA…and our own Ellen Jacquart (INPAWS Invasives Education Team) will be speaking… Indiana will be the host of the Eastern Native Grass Symposium (ENGS) for the very first time this year.  We have some excellent speakers lined up to talk about utilizing and managing native forbs, pollinators, and grasses here…

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  • Learn to Recognize and Report Invasive Forest Pests

    Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Program (FPOSP) Early Detector Workshops The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry, Division of Entomology, along with Purdue Entomology will be hosting Early Detector Training programs across the state this summer in late July. The goals are to train interested citizens and landowners how to identify the signs and symptoms of invasive pests and…

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  • Plant ID Experts Needed for Bioblitz June 18 & 19

    On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th, The Friends of Goose Pond and the Indiana Academy of Science are hosting a bioblitz at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County near the city of Linton, Indiana. The primary aim of the bioblitz is to continue to gather baseline information concerning the flora…

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  • NICHES Land Trust Events for June

    Events happening with NICHES in Junecome on out and connect with nature!   June 22 Create a Wildlife Haven in Your Backyard workshop from 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST at Clegg Garden*preregistration required June 17 at 6 am CT (7 am EST) Bird Walk with Dr. Barb Lucas at Fisher Oak Savanna June 22 from…

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  • Check Out Eco Logic’s Native Plant Nursery

    From the Eco Logic Staff: Saturday June 18th from 9-4 will be Eco Logic’s Native Plant Nursery’s last 2016 Spring Plant Sale.  A portion of the profits from this sale will go to benefit Sycamore Land Trust.  https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/eco-logic-plant-sale/ There is still a good selection of the majority of all our perennials, including Swamp, Butterfly, Common…

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  • Indiana Loses Conservation Advocate Fr. Damian Schmelz

    DNR, NRC officials pay tribute to Fr. Damian Schmelz DNR Director Cameron F. Clark and others paid tribute today to Rev. Damian Schmelz, a Catholic priest and Indiana conservation advocate, scientist, and educator who died Sunday at St. Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana.   “Indiana has lost an environmental gem,” Clark said. “You’d be hard-pressed to…

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  • NATIVE PLANT GROUP TAKES ROOT IN NORTHEAST INDIANA

    New INPAWS Chapter Creates Opportunities for Conservation, Stewardship, and Study FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, May 31, 2016—The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces the formation of a new regional chapter: Northeast INPAWS (NEINPAWS). The INPAWS state organization officially recognized the new regional chapter in May 2016. NEINPAWS serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben,…

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  • Fern Foray at Turkey Run State Park- Saturday, May 28 at 10:00am-noon

    Turkey Run State Park is famous for its impressive sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, and rich forests. These natural communities support a wide diversity of habitats for a varied plant life including a variety of fern species. Lacking showy wildflowers, ferns more than make up for it in their many forms and intricate leaf patterns.  Learn the basics…

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