Category: Hikes & Field Trips

  • INPAWS Hike: Scenic Fall Creek Gorge

    When: Saturday, August 11, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to noon – Eastern Daylight Time Where: Fall Creek Gorge (Potholes) Nature Preserve, Warren County, west-central Indiana Leader: Sally Weeks, dendrologist, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, author of Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest Trail Conditions: Possibly slick when walking on…

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  • DNR Relaunches Field Days

    This just in from Mike Homoya, our state botanist/plant ecologist: Back in the 1980s, Indiana DNR’s Division of Nature Preserves used to host a state natural areas conference each year, including speakers and field trips to natural areas—all during a one day time span. For a variety of reasons the Division was unable to continue…

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  • INPAWS Hike: A Walk Through Time on Indiana Dunes

    When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time Where: Miller Woods Unit, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake County  Leader: Noel B. Pavlovic, U.S. Geological Survey Trail Conditions: Mostly level with a few sandy dune climbs and one crossing on logs (will provide walking stick), about 2 miles long. Mosquitoes and…

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  • North Chapter Inaugural Field Trip

    On Saturday June 9th, the North Chapter held its inaugural field trip at St. Joseph County’s Spicer Lake Nature Preserve.   This event was held in conjunction with a “bio blitz” that was held concurrently with the hike.     Hike leader and INPAWS member Marjorie Riemenschneider (standing) was one of the community leaders who,…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Hemlock Cliffs

    Saturday, June 9 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time, Hemlock Cliffs, Crawford County Leader:  Kirk W. Larson, Hoosier National Forest Trail Conditions: The approximately 1-mile trail takes hikers down into the box canyon, through rockshelters and past seasonal waterfalls. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery when wet, especially where the…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Kokiwanee and Hathaway Preserves

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kokiwanee and Hathaway Preserves, Wabash County, IN Leader: Dave Hicks, Manchester College Trail Conditions:  Mostly level, but with some short, steep sections What To See:  These two sites, owned by the ACRES Land Trust, border the Salamonie and Ross Run gorges, which were cut by the…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Spring Ephemerals of Fort Harrison State Park

    Saturday, April 14, 2012    10 a.m.—12:30 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time Fort Harrison State Park, Marion County, Indiana Leader: Perry Scott Trail Conditions: We’ll hike for about 2.5 miles with some hills and stairs and possible muddy spots. Bugs should not be a problem. What To See:  A fine display of spring wildflowers in the…

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  • Hike Morgan-Monroe State Forest October 15

    Join INPAWS for a day in the woods… Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Eastern Time Morgan-Monroe State Forest: Low Gap Trail, Sweedy Hollow Nature Preserve, Morgan County, Indiana Leaders: John Bacone, IDNR Division of Nature Preserves Trail Conditions: Somewhat rugged; approx. 3 miles long. What To See:  This portion of…

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