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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.

WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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(Reprinted with permission from IDNR Wildlife Bulletin)

INDIANA HUNTING AND TRAPPING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

Indiana's 2002-03 Hunting and Trapping Guide is now available at many sporting goods shops, retail stores and DNR properties throughout the state. The free guide includes information on hunting and trapping season dates and regulations, as well as applications for reserved hunts on public properties.

The first reserved hunt application deadline is August 2, for dove hunts on DNR...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS YARD AND HOME NEWS

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COLD WEATHER DAMAGES JAPANESE MAPLES/GRAPES

All over town, the Japanese maple leaves were turning brown and falling off the trees. The new foliage of grape varieties has withered on the vine. The extremely cold conditions in May damaged the leaves of Japanese Maples and grape varieties this year according to Ricky Kemery, Allen County Horticulture Educator.

Trees and vines in lower areas or exposed areas were affected the most. The maple and grape leaves were at a stage that was the most...

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TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE SUMMER MOSQUITO!

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Mosquitos can be more than a nuisance ... and to lessen the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission (viral encephalitis), the following prevention tips are recommended:

If you cannot stay indoors during the peak mosquito feeding hours (dusk until dawn), then apply insect repellent containing DEET when you are outside. For adults, use an insect spray that contains 10-30% DEET. Read the label to ensure that the spray is EPA approved. Be sure to read the directions for the correct dosing...

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There are a lot of summer outdoor activities going on right here in the Waynedale area or 'just down the road' as it were. Fox Island is located at 7324 Yohne Road. You can fish, picnic, swim, bird watch, hike, or join in some of the other Fox Island summer activities this summer. For instance:

 

EDIBLE INSECTS – That's right, eat bugs at Fox Island County Park on July 13 from 12noon to 1:30pm. Bring your appetite, or for those with a weak stomach but like to watch others try something new...

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FOREST AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP OFFERED

A workshop on improving forestland for wildlife is offered for woodland owners and others interested in Indiana's environment from Sept. 26 - 29 at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center in Trafalgar, Indiana. The program is free and includes room and board at the FFA Center. "Many people believe that the management and harvest of timber products conflict with wildlife. However, properly planned timber management activities can improve habitats...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS YARD AND HOME NEWS

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PURDUE SOIL SCIENTIST DIGGING FOR ANSWERS TO SEPTIC SYSTEM FAILURE

 

Purdue University is partnering with Allen County officials to dig for answers to why septic systems are prematurely failing for numerous homeowners in northeast Indiana. Brad Lee, Purdue Extension soil and land use specialist, will study soil characteristics in Allen County and compare the soil in areas where septic systems have failed with soils where systems function properly. "Allen County officials are aggressively...

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