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.

Visit with Father Christmas while the sounds of Christmas reverberate throughout the halls of Metea's Nature Center from 2pm – 5pm on Saturday, December 13th.

Christmas cookies, nature crafts, picture with Father Christmas, refreshments, and horse drawn sleigh all included for $5.00 per person.

Metea County Park's Nature Center is located at 8401 Union Chapel Road. (Take Union Chapel Road exit of I-69, head east and the road will end at the entrance to Metea County Park).

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The Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink opened at 11 AM Saturday, November 22, for its 12th season with free skating from 11 AM until 2 PM. Admission fees were waived for all skaters during those three hours, thanks to a gift from the Lincoln Financial Group.

The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through Sunday March 1, 2015. Thanks to Lincoln, and to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, the Edward D. & Ione Auer Foundation...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this December and January. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260-478-2515 for information.

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Did the early cold temperatures of winter catch you off guard this year leaving you with some extra tulip or daffodil bulbs? Here is a simple and fun project that seems too easy to believe.

Just take any old pot that you may have around the house, such as a 6", 7", 8" or even a 10" size and place just a little soil in the bottom. Next, on top of the soil place as many of your left-over bulbs as possible then cover them up with soil so that your pot is almost full to the top, then water two...

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Eagle Marsh and other prime birding sites in southwest Allen County will be included for the first time in an annual Christmas Bird Count on January 3 sponsored by Stockbridge Audubon Society, Little River Wetlands Project, and Fox Island County Park.

Birders at any level of expertise are welcome, but everyone must register by December 30 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 260-638-4291 and...

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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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