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.

There are two red-winged blackbirds and a mourning dove on the bird feeder outside my study window. A black-capped chickadee flies in, snatches a seed and flies away, and a tufted titmouse, a male cardinal and a female, a white-breasted nuthatch and a tree sparrow. Maybe there is more than one chickadee and titmouse, male and female cardinal and tree sparrow. Maybe there are several of each of the shuttle birds taking turns at the feeder.

The red-winged blackbirds and the tree sparrow at my...

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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.

*Thursday, April 10
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Become a Steward of your own Backyard
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Join us to learn how you can...

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It's the first Saturday in March, 1973, and more than 40 dog mushers are ready to leave the semi-pro baseball stadium in Anchorage and drive their teams more than 1,100 miles to Nome.

Could they really do it? Well, they did it that year and every year since, of course, in the monumental Iditarod Sled Dog Race, but that first year? The mushers themselves kinda looked at each other and shrugged and wondered. No one alive had ever driven a team that far. I was there, and was privileged to have...

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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner so many of you will be looking to buy a shamrock plant, i.e. oxalis plant. Oxalis is grown from tiny bulbuls, which rapidly re-develop underground and continue to grow year after year, making it a perennial. Sometimes, if you get a hold of the wrong variety of oxalis, such as wood sorrel, you may get an invasive plant that will take over your garden and be almost impossible to kill. Try growing them in containers instead of planting them directly into...

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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.

*Every Tuesday in March
9 to 11 a.m.
Little River Ramblers
LOCATION CHANGE during March only:
Meet at Arrowhead Prairie
8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke to hike and explore the preserve's interesting plants and wildlife.

*Wednesday, March 19
9 to10...

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Indiana's "CookIN Gone Wild" video series now teaches viewers not only how to prepare their wild game, but also how to harvest it.

The video series launched last year on Indiana DNR's YouTube channel and initially focused only on cooking. Now it also includes everything viewers need to know to harvest the featured fish or game animal, a format called field-to-table.

The first episode in the new format highlights steelhead trout and coho salmon fishing on Trail Creek in Michigan City. Viewers...

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