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.

Somehow the snow is a little like Christmas. We can expect it. We can listen to the television weather and expect it. But still, when it comes it's like a gift a wonderful unwrapped gift, because it is the wrapping.

Doc found it when he turned on the porch light before dawn and the sheer whiteness of it came to him, and he smiled and let the cup of coffee warm his hands and the coffee itself warm his insides.

Snow – whether it's an inch or three feet – tucks us in, he thought. It's an act of...

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We have always said that the only way to water your houseplants was to remove the foil-then water, as the foil tends to trap excess runoff. Well this is still true but you could try a different method; try pouring in the water while the foil is still on, then simply carry the plant to the sink and slowly turn the plant on its side allowing the water to run out from its confined area.

African violets usually get watered from the bottom while sitting in a saucer but I never cared for that method...

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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 this January. 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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The DNR seeks enthusiastic young adult volunteers to document their experiences at Indiana's state parks and reservoirs for the America's State Parks Youth Ambassador program.

Their photos, videos and blogs will be posted at AmericasStateParks.org, along with entries from other Youth Ambassadors from around the country. The Youth Ambassadors program is a movement to promote the outdoors to other young adults.

"Indiana is looking for young adult volunteers to help tell our state park story and...

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People seem to have the wrong idea about how much lighting their plants require. Let's start with, "it's winter!" they need as much as possible everyday. There is no such thing as too much sun during the winter months. In fact, most of the time (since it's always cloudy) there is never enough light so don't be afraid to move all of your plants to the sunniest window or patio glass doors.

Often folks think that if they find a plant that "survives" in low light conditions, that it means they...

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Visit with Father Christmas while the sounds of Christmas reverberate throughout the halls of Metea's Nature Center from 2pm – 5pm on Saturday, December 13th.

Christmas cookies, nature crafts, picture with Father Christmas, refreshments, and horse drawn sleigh all included for $5.00 per person.

Metea County Park's Nature Center is located at 8401 Union Chapel Road. (Take Union Chapel Road exit of I-69, head east and the road will end at the entrance to Metea County Park).

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