Posts by: Kim Miser

  • You Can Help Stop Sale of Invasive Plants

    Invasive plants are still for sale in Indiana, and you can do something simple to help stop this. We’re spending millions of dollars to control invasive plants in Indiana every year, but most of those invasive plants are still for sale at your local garden shop. Good news – the DNR has drafted a rule…

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  • Restoration for Wildlife Habitat Conference March 7

    Restoration for Wildlife Habitat Wednesday, March 7th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403 $50 (ticket price includes lunch) Co-hosted by Eco Login and Spence Restoration Nursery   CONFERENCE TOPICS Introduction: It Takes a Community – Dawn Slack, Land Manager, The Nature Conservancy Establishing Nectar Sources…

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  • Floyd County Purdue Extension Hosts Pollinator Day April 28

    Pollinator Day is a free, family-friendly event packed with hands-on activities for all ages.  Activities include beehive tours, building your own hummingbird feeder and native bee nest, planting for pollinators, crafts for the kids, and more.  There will be classes on pollinators, pollinator habitat needs, basic beekeeping, and cooking with honey. Local vendors also will…

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  • Plant ID Workshops on Michigan Upper Peninsula

    Registration is now open for two 2018 Plant Identification (I.D.) workshops*, both of which will be held in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula near the shores of scenic Lake Superior on: Isle Royale National Park (June 4-9), based at Rock Harbor, and Keweenaw Peninsula (July 24-26), based in Copper Harbor, Michigan’s northernmost village. This is an…

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  • Native Roots: Nature Events in West Central Indiana

    Native Roots JAN-MAR 2018  (Includes “Wednesdays in the Wild”) INPAWS member Joan Mohr Samuels publishes this quarterly newsletter “to promote the enjoyment & stewardship of natural areas in West Central Indiana!” Why this newsletter?  Says Joan, “If you’re like me, you’d like to have all your nature news in one place—so you don’t miss out…

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  • Tom Hohman on Native Plants February 18

    Why Native Plants? Program by Tom Hohman Sunday, February 18, 2-4 PMPlainfield Library1120 Stafford RoadPlainfield, IN 46168 Tom Hohman of INPAWS Central Chapter will be talking about the advantages and importance of native plants in our yards and parks. Non-members are welcome! We invite our long-time members and those already well-versed in native plants to attend…

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  • Division of Nature Preserves Announces 2018 Field Days

    Indiana DNR’s Division of Nature Preserves will conduct the following hikes in 2018. Would-be participants must register online at the DNR site.  The hikes will be posted and available for registration by early February. To register, visit http://www.in.gov/dnr/naturepreserve/8661.htm. 2018 Field Days Date Nature Preserve County Partner Leader Total April 21 Big Walnut – Spring Wildflowers Putnam…

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  • Help Science with Project BudBurst

    If you can’t wait to get out in the woods and fields and look for the first signs of spring, here’s a great project for you: Project BudBurst, a citizen science program of Chicago Botanic Garden. Similar to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird reporting system, BudBurst participants report the first leaf, flower, fruit and other…

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  • West Central Chapter 2018 Programs

    West Central Chapter meets on fourth Mondays at 7:00 pm at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Nature Area (West Lafayette). Dinner with the speaker is at 6:00 pm in the MCL Cafeteria-West Lafayette  ~ open to the public ~ January 22—Natural Areas in the Lafayette Park SystemPresentation by Don Staley, Natural Resources & Recreation Planner, Lafayette…

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  • North Chapter Program January 21

    The INPAWS North Chapter Board is excited for a new year of programs, hikes, plant sales, and member events.  Our first program for this year is on January 21 at 2:00 pm Eastern (1:00 pm Central). We will meet at the WNIT Studios at 300 W. Jefferson St. and S. Lafayette St. in South Bend….

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