Category: Upcoming Events

  • 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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  • Plant Sale Promo Now on YouTube

    We’re grateful to Scott Meister who offered to produce this delightful video of the INPAWS Plant Sale & Auction pro bono. Thank you Scott! The video will enable us to introduce people to the Plant Sale for years to come.   Here’s the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cmIc8xe_uA  If you need a video made for your business or…

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  • Southwest Chapter Event—Plant Conservation Day!

    The Southwest Chapter of INPAWS will partner up with Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville, IN for Plant Conservation Day to host an invasive plant education opportunity this Saturday, May 19. Many activities are planned, including a Kudzu pull from invaded trees. Also, a competitive Sky Art Photo will be taken in the Kudzu patch,…

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  • Central Chapter to remove invasives in Irvington

    Central Chapter’s Invasives Swat Team is planning a volunteer day to remove garlic mustard along the Pleasant Run Trail near Irvington in Indianapolis.  Volunteers will meet on E. Pleasant Run Parkway S. Dr., East of Emerson on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m., and work until about 5:00 p.m.  Garlic mustard is rampant along the trail and spreading into…

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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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