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.

Tomato plants are an easy-to-grow crop as long as everything goes well and I'm talking about the weather. Rain, draught, heat, cold and wind are all factors in the good and poor production of tomatoes. Too much rain causes a condition known as shoulder damage-circular spots on the top of the tomato. Wind causes cat face that produces a hole in the bottom as well as sand pitting. Extreme temperature changes from very hot to very cool causes cracking and splitting. Blossom drop is caused by...

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Catching black bass makes for a great recreation but now it can line your wallet, provided you fish — and catch — in the right spots.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is tagging 500 legal-sized black bass on three rivers in central and northern Indiana as part of a new research project. "Black bass" includes largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

Anglers who catch a tagged bass can earn gift cards to Bass Pro Shop for $5, $10 or $25 by reporting their catches and returning tags...

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DNR wildlife biologists recently completed banding efforts with a record number of peregrine falcon chicks that were hatched this spring at 15 successful nesting sites across Indiana.

"As a species that is dependent on man-made structures in the lower Midwest, peregrine falcon numbers are at unprecedented levels due to the efforts of many agencies, organizations, companies, and individuals," said John Castrale, non-game bird biologist with the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. "In...

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Residents are being reminded to mosquito-proof themselves and their homes after the first signs of West Nile virus activity were identified in Allen County.

West Nile virus is commonly found throughout the state each summer and there is usually an increase in activity as the season progresses. Starting in late June, the Department of Health has been trapping and testing mosquitoes for disease such as West Nile virus (WNv), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) as...

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Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Gardening is supposed to be a relaxing hobby that one should look forward to each and every day. A hobby where you simply plant flowers and seeds, sit back and enjoy the wondrous beauty and feel proud of your hard work and accomplishments. But what happened? Today all I see are weeds and disease in my "beautiful" gardens. Now the real work begins.

Gardening, as in life, is not always just the good times but sometimes we must work for greatness. I'm not going into the "life" aspects but when it...

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Three free waterfowl hunting workshops for novices and beginners will be offered by the Department of Natural Resources at three different sites in August.

Similar material will be covered at each, so there is no need to attend more than one. Presentation topics will include waterfowl hunting regulations, goose and duck identification, equipment and techniques. There also will be a show-and-tell segment.

Waterfowl hunting equipment, including blinds, waders, clothing, decoys and gadgets will...

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