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.

I ran across this and thought that you readers would be interested in what it says. It's taken from the Boy Scout Handbook. Besides the oath, law, motto, and slogan, Boy Scouts are required to know the Outdoor Code. I think all sportsmen should be aware of it and memorize it.

 

THE OUTDOOR CODE

As an American, I will do my best to:

*Be clean in my outdoor manners. I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others. I will keep my trash and garbage...

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True Blues by Kenton Neuhouser

 

Two outstanding plants are in flower now with a bright blue blossom. I know many gardeners are skeptical when they hear the word "blue" used in the garden center. Blue is an extremely uncommon color in nature, but very sought after – possible due in part to the cool relaxing feeling the color creates. Many flowers described as blue turn out to be much closer to a purple shade (some Delphinium and Iris varieties aside). Customers are also sometimes disappointed...

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Someone asked me about the name of this column. I started out calling it THE GREAT OUTDOORS but somehow that didn't sound personal enough for Waynedale. This column should be a place to read about what is happening just in the Waynedale area and nowhere else. We do have a vast area called Waynedale and here you can find places to hunt, fish, picnic, camp, canoe, hike, and discover what nature has provided for us to enjoy.

Right now we have farmers in the area who might be willing to let...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

YOU TOO CAN .22

Allen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will be hosting a 10-week .22 Rifle class open to all youth in grades 5 - 12. The program will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Concordia Lutheran High School Shooting Range, starting October 9, 2002. The cost of the program is $20 per child. All equipment is provided. This series will teach safe handling of .22 Rifles, proper care of equipment, shooting techniques, and ethics of good...

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Gee it's great to have a place right in our own backyard that is still 'half wild' to go to and observe nature, picnic, mushroom hunt, hike, bird watch, and fish. I'm talking about Fox Island, 7324 Yohne Road just off of Smith Road. I've gotten a lot of PR material from Fox Island recently and I'll pass it on to you.

 

INVITATION FROM YOUR ALLEN COUNTY PARK AT FOX ISLAND

We won't let a few pointy-nosed flies keep us from serving you. Fox Island was closed for a weekend at the beginning of...

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The role of Wetlands in Preserving Indiana's prehistoric Past

Sunday, September 1st

Presented by: Anthony L. Swinehart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Biology, Museum Curator, and Director, Hillsdale college Biological Station, Hillsdale College.

A 1-hour slide presentation that summarizes nearly ten years of work on the fossils and other remains found in Indiana wetlands and the importance of these remains in interpreting Indiana's past climate and ecology. Anthony will bring mammoth...

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