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.

Animal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding during these cold days of winter. Pet owners are urged to continually monitor the needs of pets whenever the animals are outdoors. The straw is being offered through private donation to be used for bedding and to keep the ground surrounding a doghouse mud free.

Visit Animal Care & Control located at 3020 Hillegas Road during general business hours Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and...

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Normally when one thinks of a floral shop, the thought of fresh flowers arranged or a dozen roses or maybe even a live plant comes to mind. But many have found that your typical flower shop has so much more to offer. Live floral arrangements can be designed with specific colors in mind. Colors to match the occasion such as high school colors or event themes. Colors to match your home décor that can change with the seasons such as Christmas, Spring, Summer and Fall. Artificial arrangements or...

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It is opening of shotgun season! Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry would like to remind all hunters about our deer donation program. So while you are out there this weekend, after getting the first deer for your family, get an extra one to help another family this holiday season. There are no charges for donating. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pays all processing fees for large game or livestock donated to one of our participating, inspected butcher shops. The butcher cuts and packages the meat...

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You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

Those in warm climates are switching to winter annuals, while those in colder regions are fortifying their landscapes for the cold winter ahead. No matter where you live, invest some time in preparing your landscape for the change in seasons. Dedicating some time now will pay off with healthier more...

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There is always a perfect time to do certain jobs in the garden to ensure the best results for this year and the next. Of course cleaning up dead, decaying plants, leaves and stems from your gardening area helps to prevent the return of the same pests and diseases that plagued you this year. I like to totally remove the most diseased plant materials and then use the rest for composting along with most of my leaves. And get rid of all the many rotten tomatoes, as those tomato seeds will all grow...

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On Saturday, November 1st, Friends of the Parks of Allen County invites citizens to partner with area parks departments, businesses, neighborhoods, and community volunteers to purchase and plant new trees for our parks and public spaces during the Great Tree Canopy Comeback. At a time when our trees are being lost faster than they are being replanted, our community is now facing the 8th year of devastation from the Emerald Ash Borer. As a community, we must directly fund and re-plant our city...

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