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.

Container gardening has become more popular these days as we are so busy with vacationing, lake cottages, work and family events, that many of us just don't spend a lot of time with the traditional garden. The container, or combination pot can be made in just a short time and then sat on the porch or patio to be enjoyed all season long. Simple maintenance of pinching off the old blossoms along with watering and occasional fertilizer is all that is necessary throughout the summer. And by having...

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The Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist (Jr. IMN) certification class is held for children (ages 9-12) at Fox Island County Park during FWCS's spring break week of March 30-April 3rd. The classes are for the entire week, Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily, ages 9-12. This one-of-a-kind "NATURE CAMP" includes eight specialty classes on frogs, earthworms, geology, ponding for aquatic life, native plants, owls, birding with binoculars, and trees.

The certification camp also provides three...

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The public can learn about coyote biology and how to deal with coyotes in urban areas at a series of programs in Fort Wayne this month.

Sponsored by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, the free programs are scheduled for February 25 in Fort Wayne at the Allen County Library, Downtown Branch, 900 Library Plaza, 6-8 p.m.

Those wishing to attend should register in advance at wildlife.IN.gov/7548.htm or by calling (317) 234-2440.
Presenters will include the DNR furbearer biologist, DNR...

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The Allen County SPCA is pleased to have received a grant from Best Friends Animal Society for its Name Your Feline Adoption Fee initiative to help homeless pets right here in Allen County.

The Allen County SPCA participates in Best Friends' No More Homeless Pets® Network, a program offering help and support to grassroots animal rescue groups saving lives in their communities.

"This grant means that we can add the Name Your Feline Adoption Fee initiative to our efforts this year to find...

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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 next February. 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.
NOTE—the Tuesday Little...

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Mabel Adams was out the other day, with her new walker, the one with the basket on it, and a seat for sitting when she gets tired? It's a purple kind of walker and she likes it. It has hand brakes, too, just like a bicycle. She was headed for the Curl Up 'N Dye beauty salon to get her permanent renewed, and she had to pass by the elementary school on her way.

And there were half a dozen kids trying to get kites to fly in the gentle breezes of February.

They can't wait, she thought, for the...

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