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.

Learn about the monarch butterfly and how to help conserve the species during a “Monarch & Milkweed Workshop” on Sunday, August 21, at Ouabache State Park. Ouabache State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2975.htm) is at 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, 46714.

The workshop runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at the park lodge.
Participants will receive milkweed seeds and a monarch caterpillar to take home.

Advance registration is encouraged. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots...

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Our 1st week is in the books. First of all, Gretchen Spenn has shown over the last couple weeks that she deserves a spot on this year’s Bishop Luers golf team. Welcome to the team, Gretchen! We’ll still be choosing one more girl to complete our final 2016 roster sometime this week.

THIS WEEKS TOURNAMENT SUMMARY:
We opened with playing three of the most difficult courses in NE Indiana! In the first tourney, we shot 457 at brutal Chestnut Hills in the Homestead tournament.  Senior Katie Leja led...

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With this weekend shaping up to be one of the hottest of the year, Indiana Michigan Power, an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), reminds customers of ways to save energy while beating the heat.

*Fans. Use ceiling fans and portable fans to circulate air and help reduce the amount of air conditioning you use. Use your kitchen exhaust fan while cooking.

*Air Conditioners. Be sure to regularly install new air filters; dirty filters cause your equipment to work harder and use...

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Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these weather challenges while conserving water, saving money on water and sewer bills, and growing beautiful gardens with the help of rain barrels. These century old devices are making a comeback as droughts, watering restrictions and storm water runoff are on the rise.

Contact your local municipality before getting started. Some communities have regulations and guidelines...

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A pair of barn owls in Indiana whose nest is visible through a webcam has laid a second round of eggs after the first round failed.

This second clutch of eggs has produced five owlets.
You can watch the owl family at wildlife.IN.gov/8183.htm.
The nest cam is run by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Earlier this year, the nesting pair hatched three owlets; however, none survived. The pair mated again and laid eggs in May. At least two eggs have hatched...

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BIRD NEST

One hundred years ago, in 1916, representatives of the United States and Great Britain signed the Migratory Bird Treaty.

Great Britain signed for Canada. The Migratory Bird Treaty was an agreement to save the birds of North America.
From the time settlers from Europe had begun coming to America, the resources of this new land, including the birds, had been considered inexhaustible.

Why wouldn’t they think this? Consider the passenger pigeon, the supreme example. The passenger pigeon was once...

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