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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.

FEBRUARY 2014 NATURE EVENTS AT LRWP

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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 February. All are free and open to the community.

*Saturday, February 1
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Hike the Winter Woods
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road
Join us to enjoy the seasonal beauty of the preserve's mature woods, discover who's out and about, and practice winter tree...

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PLANTS- POISONOUS TO PETS

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This article is based off of information that was on the internet recently and I thought it was pretty good. So many plants that we have in and around our homes actually can prove to be detrimental to our pets. Here is a listing of some of those plants:

*Sago Palms (not to be confused with all palms) can cause liver failure in dogs and cats with the seeds being the most toxic part.

*Lilies: All kinds of lilies can cause your pets kidney failure. Varieties include Easter lilies, Tiger lilies...

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FEBRUARY CANADA GOOSE SEASON TO CONTINUE

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again offering a late season for hunting Canada geese.

The season runs February 1-15 in 30 counties: Steuben, LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan and Greene.

The late season helps control the population of the breeding "giant" subspecies of...

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THE COLD - HOME COUNTRY

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One thing about cold: it drives folks indoors. But in some cases, it also can provide entertainment, enlightenment, laughter and education. We're not talking your local PBS station, here, but Alphonse "Windy" Wilson.

This time of year, Windy becomes a seasonal member of the Mule Barn truck stop's world dilemma think tank, and usually sticks around until things thaw out. And this morning, Windy's unique approach to the English language took on the weather outside.

"Boys, I gotta tell you. This...

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME IN JANUARY

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Now that Christmas is over we do not have to give up color in our homes. There are many beautiful flowering plants that can be purchased and arranged in our homes for that "lively" look of spring. Plants available at this time of year include cyclamen, begonias, kalanchoes, azaleas, combination pots or baskets filled with an assortment of green, tropicals and blooming plants all mixed for that larger space. Peace lilies make a great tropical houseplant that is both green and usually filled with...

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COWBOY GATHERING AT SALAMONIE LAKE

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Horse riding enthusiasts are invited to Salamonie Interpretive Center on February 22 at 5:30 p.m. for a slide presentation and carry-in meal.

Sloppy Joes will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share and their table service. A presentation of a horseback adventure in the Grand Teton Mountains will follow the meal.

Advance registration is requested.

Annual horse tags and entrance passes will be available for purchase.

For more information or to register, call Upper Wabash...

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