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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.

FUN SUMMER EVENTS AT LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT!

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, offers wonderful day and evening events this summer. All are free and open to the community.

 

Exciting Day and Evening Programs:

Saturday, June 21, 11- 3 pm  -- "3rd Annual Open House at Eagle Marsh"

See live raptors, tour the new Eagle Marsh Woods, enjoy fun children's activities and more! Come to the Eagle Marsh barn on the south side of Engle Road 1/2 mile east...

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CLEAN SWEEP

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Bill Stark, of Snowfall Road called The Waynedale News on Tuesday, May 27. He found a swarm of bees as he was trimming his bushes. Bill called a beekeeper to collect the swarm and wondered if I would like to take some pictures.

I got there about the same time as beekeeper J.P. Jones. The weather was turning misty and grey and Jones wanted to collect the swarm before it got wet. He pulled his van up in the neighbor's driveway and removed an old wooden box with a portable vacuum attached to...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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LAKE LAYERS' TEMPERATURES AFFECT FISH LOCATION

 

As spring temperatures rise, natural lakes across northern Indiana begin to divide themselves into three distinct thermal layers. How deep each layer becomes and how much oxygen each layer holds will ultimately affect fish and fishing throughout the summer.

Anglers who understand this concept, called lake stratification, can increase their fishing success.

"The density of water varies based on its temperature," said Jed Pearson, DNR Division...

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FISH WITH SCENTED BAITS

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Scented baits catch more fish. That's a fact. And because of that, scented baits of various styles are hitting the market at a seemingly weekly basis. With the glut of new products out there all vying for your dollars, anglers need to become familiar with the subtleties and limitations of these baits if they hope to catch more fish.

Nearly everyone that uses scented baits has their own ideas and techniques on how best to use them. But before you cast one into your favorite lake or pond...

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INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WORK ON DISPLAY

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U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar's office announced that Fort Wayne resident Gus Steigmeyer would display his award-winning project on agricultural toxins in the Richard G. Lugar Northeast Indiana Community Service Center in Fort Wayne. The project will be on display June 18 through July 2 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lugar Community Service Center is located in Covington Plaza at 6384-A West Jefferson Boulevard in Fort Wayne.

"I congratulate Gus on his award-winning project and appreciate the...

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FORT WAYNE REMINDS RESIDENTS OF BRUSH DISPOSAL POLICIES

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City does not collect tree limbs, brush left at curb

 

The City of Fort Wayne's solid waste department reminds residents that the City does not collect tree limbs or brush left at the curb.

Brush and small limbs can be bundled and placed in the residential trash bins for regular trash collection or dropped off to the City's two yard waste sites.

Tree branches must be cut down to 3 feet in length and the diameter of the branches cannot exceed 3 inches in diameter. The branches must be...

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