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.

SURPRISE LILY

Surprise Lily, Magic Lily, Resurrection Lily or Naked Lady, whatever you call it, it is the lily that you see in bloom at this time of the summer with all stems and no foliage. Lycoris is its genus name and is actually grown from a bulb. This lily can be planted anytime, spring, summer or fall, whenever you can find the bulb for sale. The pink-purple flowers will bloom during late summer but will only produce foliage during the late spring. Flowers appear about 6-8 weeks after the leaves die...

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Miss Rodeo Indiana

Maribeth Harrell, who grew up in Fort Wayne, was recently named Miss Rodeo Indiana 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. She will compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America in the national pageant November 27-December 3 in Las Vegas.

Harrell, 24, started riding horses at age 9 and has trained and competed locally and nationally in jumping, western pleasure, barrel racing and reining. She is a graduate of South Side High School and attended IPFW, where she was a competing member of the Equestrian Team...

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School bus drivers, oil and gas truck drivers stop for railroad crossings. I stop for turtles. I stop and when the road and traffic permits I get out, pick the turtle up, carry it across the road in the direction it was heading, then put it down, silently wishing it safe travel.

A turtle in the road is not a common occurrence. But it’s not rare either. When the weather is fair, especially now, the time of their mating. Several species of turtles wander this time of year, some for considerable...

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Learn about the monarch butterfly and how to help conserve the species during a “Monarch & Milkweed Workshop” on Sunday, August 21, at Ouabache State Park. Ouabache State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2975.htm) is at 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, 46714.

The workshop runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at the park lodge.
Participants will receive milkweed seeds and a monarch caterpillar to take home.

Advance registration is encouraged. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots...

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Our 1st week is in the books. First of all, Gretchen Spenn has shown over the last couple weeks that she deserves a spot on this year’s Bishop Luers golf team. Welcome to the team, Gretchen! We’ll still be choosing one more girl to complete our final 2016 roster sometime this week.

THIS WEEKS TOURNAMENT SUMMARY:
We opened with playing three of the most difficult courses in NE Indiana! In the first tourney, we shot 457 at brutal Chestnut Hills in the Homestead tournament.  Senior Katie Leja led...

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With this weekend shaping up to be one of the hottest of the year, Indiana Michigan Power, an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), reminds customers of ways to save energy while beating the heat.

*Fans. Use ceiling fans and portable fans to circulate air and help reduce the amount of air conditioning you use. Use your kitchen exhaust fan while cooking.

*Air Conditioners. Be sure to regularly install new air filters; dirty filters cause your equipment to work harder and use...

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