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.

The Shindigz National Soccer Festival will once again return to the Hefner Soccer Complex on the campus of IPFW on Friday and Saturday, August 21st & 22nd. Several top-notch high school and collegiate teams will participate in the Shindigz National Soccer Festival. Full schedules are now available online at www.NationalSoccerFestival.com. Advance discount tickets can now be purchased at Fort Wayne-area Connolly’s Do It Best Hardware locations and Soccer Plus. As in years past, tickets can...

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Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to this extended droughts, flooding and watering bans. What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.

Waterwise is not just about growing drought tolerant plants or eliminating plantings. It is a holistic approach to managing water to avoid flooding that overwhelms sewer systems, improper watering that wastes water, and poor landscape designs that generate too much work and...

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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 July and August. 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 more information.

Every Tuesday...

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World Class ultra-marathoner and New York Times Best Selling author of Eat and Run, Scott Jurek, recently broke the Appalachian Trail Speed record on a Sunday afternoon. Jurek’s time of 46 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes surpassed the previous record by about 3 hours. The Appalachian Trail Speed route covers 1,289 miles stretching from Georgia to Maine.

A seven-time consecutive winner of the Western States 100-miler, two-time champion of the Badwater 135 mile Ultramarathon, and the three-time...

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A robin sang from a branch near the top of a maple tree in our yard, a house wren sang from a lower branch of another maple nearby. A song sparrow sang from an oak. It was early morning. The sun was up, just above the horizon and I stood on the back step of our house, listening to the morning chorus of the birds.

The sounds were singing to me but it was more than that to the birds. The robin singing, the house wren, the song sparrow were males and they were announcing to other males of their...

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Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape.

Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Drain water that collects in these as well as kids’ toys, tarps and pool covers. Store these items in the garage or turn them over to keep them from becoming a...

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