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.

Animal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Fort Wayne City resident in need of animal bedding during these cold days of winter. Pet owners are urged to continually monitor the needs of pets whenever the animals are outdoors. The straw is being offered through private donation to be used for bedding and to keep the ground surrounding a doghouse mud free.

Visit Animal Care & Control located at 3020 Hillegas Road during general business hours Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and...

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For most people plants are difficult to grow and keep alive and healthy. This is especially tough inside the house during the winter months. But there are a few plants, both blooming and non-blooming that can be rather simple. Most tropical foliage, African violets, cactus and succulents are easy as they have simple but different needs. For example, cactus and succulents need almost no water through the winter months so as long as you begin with healthy/quality plants and provide some bright...

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I recently saw a TV commercial promoting healthful “Chia Pets” for growing indoors and I had to find out what that was all about. After looking Chia Seeds up online I have discovered that the original “Cha-Cha-Cha” Chia Seeds are not only edible but a great source of fiber and omega-3 and should be used as an additive in foods such as vitamin shakes, on yogurt, with cereals or in cooking with meatloaf, sauces and added to just about anything that you can imagine.

Please note that Chia seeds...

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Today is my birthday and believe it or not, the last time it was this warm was the year I was born, December 1952. While this weather is great for hanging up outdoor Christmas decorations it is not good for any of those live wreaths or live roping as they tend to dry up fast, especially if the wind is blowing. You could try to hydrate those greens by misting with a hose and a spray gun but like me, all those things are put away for the winter season. I guess you’ll just have to get the garden...

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Robins

My sister found it in a used bookstore in Augusta, Georgia, bought it and gave it to me. It’s obviously very old. Its cover is dull and splotchy, the title, Field Book of Wild Birds, is faded and hard to read. It’s the size, the height and width, of Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds, though it’s thicker. It’s a book that a birder could take in the field, carrying it in a pocket, a large pocket. I assumed Field Book of Wild Birds was a book about bird identification.

Opening it I...

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Usher in 2016 with other outdoor lovers at one of the many First Day Hikes, and one First Day Horse Ride, offered January 1 at Indiana’s state parks.

First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start 2016 and a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and connect with friends.

DNR’s Division of State Parks is hosting 32 First Day events throughout the state, including a trail run/walk at Monroe Lake, and a First Day Horse Ride at Tippecanoe River State Park.

Information on First Day events in...

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