Category: Upcoming Events

  • INPAWS Hike: Bryoflora of Fern Cliff Preserve

    Saturday, October 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time Fern Cliff  Preserve,  Putnam County, Indiana Leader: Bill McKnight, former biology instructor and museum curator and author of Bryophytes of Illinois and Indiana (in prep). Trail Conditions:  Some terrain change (up and down and stream bank walking) but pace will be slow…

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  • Invasives removal at Glick Nature Preserve

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to remove invasives at the Gene B. Glick Nature Preserve in northeast Indianapolis.  Volunteers will meet at the Glick NP on Sept. 6 at 9:00, and work until about 12:00.  This will be a combined effort with volunteers from the Central Indiana Land Trust (owners…

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  • AC2012 Is All About the Plants

    The Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces its 19th annual conference providing the know-how to help Hoosiers appreciate, grow, and conserve Indiana’s rich heritage of native plants. Set for November 3, 2012, on the University of Indianapolis campus, the day-long conference will focus on two basics of botany: the identification of plants and their occurrence…

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  • 6th Annual Nature Daze September 8

    Whether you own one acre or 500 acres, if managing your land has ever made you dazed and confused, come out and join us for an enlightening day at Camp Rancho Framasa in beautiful Brown County. Resource professionals will be on hand to present information on identifying and controlling invasive plants, conservation options for landowners,…

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  • Hamilton County Conservation Funding & Workshop

    The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District has reinstated their cost share program. You may have a conservation project ready to implement or may still be deciding on what project works for you. The SWCD will help you move forward with a plan and/or complete the application for financial assistance with your project. Applications…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Mushrooms of Shades State Park

    Saturday, September 8, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time Shades State Park, Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana  Leader: Dr. Andrew Methven, Eastern Illinois University Trail Conditions: Moderate to rugged and likely to be muddy in places, approx. 1 mile long. Mosquitoes and other annoying insects possible. What To See:…

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  • 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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  • Tom Hohman to Speak on Gardening with Natives

    Tom Hohman, immediate past president of INPAWS, will speak on August 11 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. His aim: to teach us how—and why—to garden with plants native to our region. Tom will show slides and living examples of the varieties most popular in home gardens, and suggest substitutes for common landscaping plants that are…

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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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