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.

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 November. 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.

Every Tuesday morning in...

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Planning/planting, when it comes to spring flowering bulbs they sort of go hand-in-hand. You must plant spring bulbs such as tulips, hyacinths and daffodils (and other bulbs as well) during the months of October and November in order to get that great early spring showcase that you see in other people's flower beds during the months of March, April and May. I cannot tell you how many times folks come to me in the spring looking to buy those bulbs because their neighbors yard is so beautiful...

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Fall fishing opportunities on Trail Creek in northwestern Indiana should improve thanks to a change in how the sea lamprey barrier on that stream operates.

The seasonal modification to the LaPorte County barrier will make it easier for salmon and steelhead trout to move upstream, while still blocking the invasive sea lamprey, according to DNR Lake Michigan fisheries biologist Brian Breidert.

"Anglers should be excited about this change," Breidert said.

The change involves the lower end of...

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This cold weather should have triggered your brain into thinking about your plants outside. Houseplants like Boston fern hanging baskets are especially touchy to the cold nighttime temperatures and should be brought inside immediately. The longer your plants have to endure cold nights, the more they will fall to pieces once you bring them inside.

Now there are several plants that can be left outside longer (as long as they do not experience frost or freeze) if you are good with the fact that...

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October is here and that really marks the end of summer. There are many outdoor jobs that simply must be accomplished right now. Your yard needs the final Weed and Feed or just plain Lawn Fertilizer applied to rid your yard of pesky weeds that will surely show up next spring. Broadleaf weeds (dandelions included) are best treated in the fall while plants are young, not after they toughen up and build strength though a cold winter. Remember to apply in the morning while the dew is on the...

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The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you've run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn't resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer's market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce?

Since properly stored vegetables will hold their flavor and nutritional value longer than those left in a plastic bag or set on the sunny kitchen counter, consider preserving some for...

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