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.

A pair of barn owls in Indiana whose nest is visible through a webcam has laid a second round of eggs after the first round failed.

This second clutch of eggs has produced five owlets.
You can watch the owl family at wildlife.IN.gov/8183.htm.
The nest cam is run by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Earlier this year, the nesting pair hatched three owlets; however, none survived. The pair mated again and laid eggs in May. At least two eggs have hatched...

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BIRD NEST

One hundred years ago, in 1916, representatives of the United States and Great Britain signed the Migratory Bird Treaty.

Great Britain signed for Canada. The Migratory Bird Treaty was an agreement to save the birds of North America.
From the time settlers from Europe had begun coming to America, the resources of this new land, including the birds, had been considered inexhaustible.

Why wouldn’t they think this? Consider the passenger pigeon, the supreme example. The passenger pigeon was once...

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The month of July is a pivotal month for pruning flowering perennials from the past and for the future. Early to mid-season blooming perennials such as peonies, coreopsis, early daisies (there are so many varieties of daisies we will simply refer to them as early or late blooming varieties), daylilies, bellflower and balloon flower.

Another flowering perennial that I thought was disappearing from everyone’s gardens but needs to be pruned right now is the Yucca Plant. It seemed that the Yucca...

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Indiana’s state parks are happy to welcome a new group of visitors who are as interested in spotting a fictional Pikachu or Venomoth as they are in seeing a raccoon or scarlet tanager.

These visitors are players of the widely popular Pokemon Go mobile game. The game has resulted in increased traffic to state parks, which are a natural fit for the location-based augmented reality game.

Most of the game’s action takes place outdoors while walking. Players use a smartphone camera to identify...

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Dollar Night Insight

Thursday, August 4, 5 - 8 pm
On the first Thursday of the month, visit the gardens for $1 per person AND enjoy a brief, interactive learning moment (instead of the usual $5 & $3). Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free.
Pick up some new ideas and skills!
DNI: Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Thursday, August 4, 5 -7 pm
This month, Botanical Conservatory visitors will get insight into chocolate and how it’s derived from the fruit of a tree. Get up close to our Theobroma...

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All events sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free.

Thursday, August 11
8:30 to 10 a.m.
Breakfast on the Marsh:  Amazing Arachnids
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Indiana Wesleyan University Education & Conference Center, Room 102/104, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. Join Kaylee Kloer, University of Saint Francis student and arachnologist, as she shares information on the spiders of our area and what makes them so uniquely interesting.

Saturday...

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