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.

Reserved Turkey Hunt Check-In Time Changed

 

Turkey hunters drawn for reserved hunts at eastern or central Indiana public properties will not need to register at the property until 5:30 a.m. "The sunrise is later in the day in areas that have changed to Eastern Daylight Time, so we can register the hunters a little later in the morning," said DNR wildlife biologist Mark Reiter.

The DNR's reserved turkey hunt drawing was March 20. Applicants were notified of the results by mail. However, the...

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Putting Down Roots Program

 

For preschoolers at the Salamonie Interpretive Center April 11 & 26

The Salamonie Interpretive Center will host an enjoyable way for parents or grandparents and their children to learn about nature in an active and exciting way in a special program designed for youths age 2 to 5.

The fun will begin Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

In the one and a half hour program, children and their parents or caregiver will enjoy activities focused around growing plants and...

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SHOULD YOU PRUNE YOUR TREES IN THE SPRING?

 

How deep must fertilizer be applied to reach the roots of your trees? Which species of trees should be topped to keep them from falling on your house? Most homeowners treasure the trees on their property but know little about how to care for them. Much of what you may have heard about tree care is actually incorrect, based on myths and misconceptions. Here are the top 10 myths of tree care.

 

MYTH #1: When a tree is planted it should be securely...

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BASICALLY BIRDY

Learning about nature in an active and exciting way can be fun for children. Parents, grandparents or other caregivers are invited to bring their child to a special program designed for kids aged 2 to 5. The event will be held Thursday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

This one and a half hour program provides children and their parents or other caregiver an opportunity to enjoy activities focused around birds and their lives in the spring. Participants...

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HOOSIER RIVERWATCH

Again this year, Hoosiers will take part in monitoring the health of local rivers or streams. The DNR will spend federal funds bestowed to help the Hoosier Riverwatch program in Indiana provide the necessary equipment.

"It's a little more sophisticated than sticking your finger in the river," said Lyn Crighton of Hoosier Riverwatch. "Helping determine water quality in Hoosier lakes and streams takes some fancy equipment."

Nonprofit organizations, public agencies...

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ENJOY WINTER AT STATE PARKS AND RESERVOIRS

 

The holidays are over, but winter has just begun at Indiana state parks and reservoirs. These state properties offer a wealth of opportunities for exercise, entertainment or a weekend of relaxation with trails to hike, vistas to enjoy, winter birds to see and lots of family fun.

"Put on your winter coat, warm up the car and join the fun," suggested Ginger Murphy, DNR Division of State Parks and Reservoirs. See your first Indiana bald eagle at...

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