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.

Gardening Golden cayenne pepper

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not true.

Don’t worry about your hot peppers heating up your sweet peppers. Peppers are normally self-pollinated. If an insect happens to move the pollen from a hot to sweet pepper, it will not affect the flavor or heat of this year’s harvest. If you save the seeds from a...

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Robin Fledgling

I heard a robin chirping when I stepped outside one morning earlier this month. It was a young robin, a fledgling I thought, perhaps just out of the nest.

An adult robin sang from a tree nearby. A third robin on the ground picked something up from the grass, flew the short distance to the youngster which greeted it with loud chirps and open beak.

Summer time, I thought, as I watched the robins and looked around for more young ones.

I didn’t need the robins to tell me it was summer. The days...

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Japanese Stilt Grass

ACRES Land Trust is coordinating with land management partners to eradicate Japanese stiltgrass, a non-native invasive plant common to southern Indiana and the eastern United States and newly identified in northern Indiana late last fall. In January, the local nonprofit temporarily closed its Little Cedar Creek Wildlife Sanctuary to prevent the spread of the invasion throughout the region.

“We are meeting with the Allen County Highway Department to coordinate our plan of attack with mowing and...

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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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