Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

Listed in Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 trending foods on the market, kale has taken its place as a great source of vitamins A, C and K with lots of iron, fiber and calcium. It’s easy to grow, fast and inexpensive and loves cool weather. In fact, it’s much easier to grow than tomatoes and peppers-Americas most popular homegrown vegetables. One cup of kale has more vitamin C than an orange and more vitamin K than spinach or broccoli. It’s good for the brain, your blood, the digestive...

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The City of Fort Wayne’s Weed Program kicked off this year on Monday, May 2, 2016. The Neighborhood Code Department is responsible for enforcing the City’s Weed Program, which calls for weeds or grass to be no taller than nine inches.

Reports of high grass or weeds that exceed nine inches will be accepted beginning May 2; the public should call 311 or 427-8311 to report a possible violation. Online complaints may be filed at www.cityoffortwayne.org/citizen-services. Individuals reporting a...

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Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies and other pollinators to thank. These essential members of our ecosystem are responsible for much of the food and beauty we enjoy each day.

Unfortunately pesticides and habitat loss are threatening their existence. There is something you can do to help. Turn your garden, backyard or balcony into a pollinator’s habitat.

Plant a variety of flowering plants that...

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Warbler

May is the month to look for warblers in Indiana and in the other mid-latitude states of the U.S. May is the month when the warblers that nest in those states return after spending the winter farther south, many in South America, and May is the month when warblers that nest farther north pass through Indiana.

Warblers are little birds, most the size of the smallest sparrow, the chipping sparrow. They are active little birds when feeding, flitting about like bees in a bed of flowers in bloom...

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We all see it at the side of the road, in ditches, parks and along riverbanks: unsightly trash is visible throughout the City. The City of Fort Wayne is calling on residents of all ages to help with this year’s Great American Cleanup™.

The Great American Cleanup™ is about sprucing up our community, showing our civic pride and coming together to keep Fort Wayne Beautiful.

This year’s Great American Cleanup™ is on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Volunteers are asked to pre-register so that the City...

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The weather is so great and the “Big Box” stores are offering everything from cabbage to tomatoes but beware of unforeseen weather changes in the future. I have looked at the 10-day forecast and I must say it’s all good. But I cannot see the 11th day, or the 12th, etc. and so I must rely on past experience and just know that planting tomatoes and peppers before the 10-15 of May is risky. Remember that the moon plays a big part in weather factors and usually when it is full, we have a big change...

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