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.

Normally I would say that all of this warm weather has us itching for a great spring but then I think, "What warm weather!?" We have hardly even experienced more than two days in a row of spring-like weather. As I recall, April is the month for spring and early garden plantings such as onions, potatoes, lettuce, carrots, beets, etc. as well as beautiful blooming pansies and violas. The spring bulbs should be showing off their reds, pinks, yellows and blues but I barely see much growth.

Is this...

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Boobies are birds. Boobies are also people who are not considered very smart, who are dunces, fools. The two are related, by name at least. The word booby is from the Spanish word, bobo, which means fool. From Spanish to English a name for a person who acted like a fool became booby.

Boobies, the feathered ones, are goose-sized birds with heavy stream-lined bodies, long pointed wings with a span of approximately five feet, long wedge-shaped tails, straight sharp bills and webbed feet. They are...

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With signs of spring outside our windows, many are gearing up for outdoor projects, and NIPSCO wants to remind both residents and businesses that April marks National Safe Digging Month. Before starting any project that requires excavation, NIPSCO asks customers to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, two business days before beginning to ensure buried utility lines are marked.

Striking an underground utility line while digging can cause harm to you or those around you, disrupt...

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Earth Day Fort Wayne 2015, hosted by Little River Wetlands Project, will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. This free community event will take place on Engle Road in front of LRWP's Eagle Marsh preserve (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) and at the preserve itself. It is presented by AEP/Indiana Michigan Power, Aqua Indiana, GM, NIPSCO, OmniSource and Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities.

"We'll celebrate LRWP's 25th anniversary at the event by honoring Denyel Bond and...

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Container gardening has become more popular these days as we are so busy with vacationing, lake cottages, work and family events, that many of us just don't spend a lot of time with the traditional garden. The container, or combination pot can be made in just a short time and then sat on the porch or patio to be enjoyed all season long. Simple maintenance of pinching off the old blossoms along with watering and occasional fertilizer is all that is necessary throughout the summer. And by having...

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The Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist (Jr. IMN) certification class is held for children (ages 9-12) at Fox Island County Park during FWCS's spring break week of March 30-April 3rd. The classes are for the entire week, Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily, ages 9-12. This one-of-a-kind "NATURE CAMP" includes eight specialty classes on frogs, earthworms, geology, ponding for aquatic life, native plants, owls, birding with binoculars, and trees.

The certification camp also provides three...

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