Category: Wildlife

  • 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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  • 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 www.ecologicindiana.com/understanding-native-pollinators-and-their-needs.

  • Free Milkweed Seed Offered for Restoration Projects

    Monarch Watch is offering free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects in September 2015 and through spring and fall 2016. Information for applying for these free plugs can be found at: http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/milkweed/free-milkweeds-for-restoration-projects/  

  • Flora-Quest 2015 Registration Now Open

    Hemlocks to Hellbenders, August 27-29 Flora-Quest 2015 registration is now open. Whether you are a professional naturalist or new to the wonders of the great outdoors, Flora-Quest has a trip designed for you. Since 2007, we have been educating Ohioans to their unique botanical communities. Our expert guides will lead you to Mohican’s most scenic locations…

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  • Draft Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan Available for Comment

    Ellen Jacquart, who sits on the Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB), has sent us a link to the first draft of the Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (5-31-15). Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (5-31-15) This first draft was developed based largely on discussions from the March 31, 2015 Pollinator Protection Plan Development Meeting. In consideration of the…

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  • Blame Bambi for Bountiful Garlic Mustard

    From Ellen Jacquart, here’s a brief summary of the seminar on the interaction of deer and garlic mustard by Dr. Susan Kalisz at IU on 4/10: Take away deer and garlic mustard goes away. OK, that’s a little bereft of details, but pretty much sums it up. Dr. Kalisz has done quite thorough and impressive…

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  • Doug Tallamy Just Doesn’t Quit

    Ruth Ann Ingraham said it: Doug Tallamy is a rock star! And he just doesn’t quit. See these links to his latest articles in The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/opinion/in-your-garden-choose-plants-that-help-the-environment.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/10/opinion/playing-god-in-the-garden.html    

  • Public Forum on Pollinator Protection March 31

    There will be a public forum on the Indiana pollinator protection plan, which President Obama’s memorandum asked states to develop. This will be all day March 31 at the Purdue Beck Center at the research farm on US 52 in West Lafayette.  INPAWS’ Ellen Jacquart will be in attendance in her capacity as a member…

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  • Indiana Wildlife Federation Offering Native Plant Kits

    Through IWF’s partnership with local Indiana Native Plant Nursery, Cardno, they are offering a variety of native plant kits, trees, shrubs and seed for sale online. Your purchase supports IWF and Indiana’s native wildlife! Plant kits being offered for 2015:Native Plant Kit Descriptions – Full ListBird and Butterfly KitRain Garden KitShade KitWetland KitPrairie KitPriarie Grass KitPollinator Kit Bare Root…

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  • “Birdscaping” Presentation February 26

    Birdscaping: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard in Every Season Author and naturalist Sharon Sorenson will describe how to create a backyard habitat to attract birds and help them thrive. Learn more about Sharon and her book, Birds in the Yard, month by month, by visiting her website www.birdsintheyard.com. Copies of the book will be…

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