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.

INPAWS

The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces the formation of a new regional chapter: Northeast INPAWS (NEINPAWS). The INPAWS state organization officially recognized the new regional chapter in May 2016. NEINPAWS serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

Northeast Indiana Benefits From New Chapter
INPAWS president, Jeff Pitts, welcomes the new chapter. “We have wanted a chapter in the northeast area for a while. An...

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With temperatures and family activities on the rise for the weekends, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind pet owners to pay extra attention to provisions for their animals. Animals exposed to high temperatures, high humidity, and inadequate ventilation can become ill or irritable, and may pose a danger to themselves and to people.

· Do not leave any animal in a parked car, even with the windows open!

· When possible, bring pets into an air-conditioned area of your home; fans...

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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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