Posts by: Wendy Ford

  • Spring Wildflower Walk – Saturday, April 8

    Join the Northeast Chapter as we walk the trails of ACRES Along the Wabash nature preserve. The preserve, managed by ACRES Land Trust, treats hikers to a spectacular wildflower display. Shooting star, wild hyacinth, and more decorate the forest floor where sugar and black maple trees and red elms dominate. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10A-11:30A. ACRES Along…

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  • Can Trees Talk? – Saturday, March 25

    INPAWS’ Northeast Chapter presents Trees Talk. Recent scientific research has uncovered surprising information about trees and forests. In Trees Talk, Sandra Messner, outreach director, Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), shares fresh data about the unusual way trees communicate, share resources, fight pests, and react to change. Join us Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:30-2:30 P.M. at ACRES Land…

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  • West Central Chapter Events–Revised

    West Central Chapter of INPAWS – Indiana Native Plant  & Wildflower Society       WC-INPAWS PROGRAM Meetings – fourth Mondays at 7pm at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Nature Area (West Lafayette) Dinner with the speaker is at 6pm in the MCL Cafeteria-West Lafayette  ~ open to the public ~ MON FEB 27   “Woodland Wildflowers & the…

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  • County Deer Advisory Councils Forming

    Thank you, Dawn Stelts, for sharing this info from Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife: The DNR will be sharing information about white-tailed deer with a hunting group that is organizing a pilot program aimed at gathering public input for consideration in future deer management decisions. The group – Indiana White-tailed Deer Herd Management (IWDHM) – is putting…

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  • Roadside Vegetation Management Bill Threatens Pollinators

    Dan McCord of the Hamilton County Urban Conservation Alliance sent us this alert: A bill under consideration by the Indiana Congress will negatively impact pollinators. HB 1026 – Roadside Vegetation Management requires INDOT to mow roadside vegetation a minimum number of times per year.  Furthermore, the bill conflicts with a new INDOT initiative to increase roadside habitat….

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  • Protecting Central Indiana’s Water March 19

    Central Chapter Program (open to INPAWS members only)           Date: Sunday, March 19 at 5:00-5:30pm (social time); presentation from 5:30-7:00 pm Location: Bier Brewery, 5133 E. 65th St., Indpls, IN 46220 Only adults 21 and older are allowed in the bar. Beer, soda, cheese dip and bar snacks are available upon purchase. **Space…

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  • A Poem for Crown Hill

    INPAWS member Sarah Gray submitted this poem in hopes that others will express what they feel in support of the natural world. Let the Trees Stand for those that have Fallen   The battle for the North Woods at Crown Hill is not quite lost Like generals in war, with a stroke of a pen,…

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  • Plant ID Workshop on Isle Royale

    Registration is now open for two 2017 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: 1.  Isle Royale National Park (June 5-10), based at Rock Harbor, and 2.  Keweenaw Peninsula (July 25-27), based in Copper Harbor, Michigan’s northernmost village. This…

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  • 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

  • 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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