Blog Posts

  • Northeast Chapter Bonfire Picnic October 15

    What:   NEINPAWS First Annual Meeting and Bonfire Picnic. When:  October 15, 2016, at 2:00 PM. Where: Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Rd., Huntertown. Meet at red barn on Chapman Rd., just east of the ACRES Land Trust Office entrance. Who:     Guest speaker Larry Yoder, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus, Merry Lea Environmental Learning…

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  • Wild Beauty Photo Show Reception November 4

    The Friesner Herbarium, Butler University, is creating a traveling gallery photo display of Indiana plants in their natural settings, shot by Hoosier nature photographers.  The photos are from the Indiana Plant Atlas (http://indiana.plantatlas.org), funded in part by INPAWS.  The display will debut at the INPAWS Annual Conference. Come to a free reception with some of…

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  • Seeking Silphium Seed for Seed Bank

    From David Van Tassel, Ph.D., The Land Institute… Can you collect native silphium seed for us? We need your help. After the drought years of 2011 and 2012 we decided to fast-track our silphium (Silphium integrifolium, “whole-leaf rosinweed”) breeding program because of the legendary drought and heat tolerance of this native prairie species. In 2013 we…

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  • Seeking Help to Store and Send INPAWS Materials

    In recent years, The Nature Conservancy, Indiana Chapter, has been kind enough to support INPAWS with storage space for printed materials and assistance with mailings. Anticipating the expansion of the Grow Native retail incentive program statewide, we are going to have many more requests for materials and will need a person dedicated to fulfilling these requests…

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  • First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship Gathering August 16-18

    First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship GatheringHosted by NICHES Land TrustAugust 16-18, 2016Ross Hills Tippecanoe County Indiana August 161-1:30 PM Overview of the Ross Hills Landscape and orientation to the area (Gus Nyberg)1:30-2:30 PM Invasive species mapping and use of smart phone apps (Ellen Jacquart)2:30-5 PM Mapping of Japanese Stilt Grass in the greater Ross Hills Landscape…

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  • “Merchants of Doubt” Documentary September 21

    Presented by Carmel Green Initiative… Sustainable Living Seminar – “Merchants of Doubt”Wednesday, September 21, 2016         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Carmel Clay Public Library  55 4th Avenue Southeast, Carmel, IN 46032  Are you confused about climate change, or know someone who is?  Climate scientists have been warning us for years and have…

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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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