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.

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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August marks the start of the 2002 Hunting Season. Squirrel season starts August 15. From the 2002/2003 Indiana Hunting and Trapping Guide – "Gray and fox squirrels may be taken with any equipment and ammunition during squirrel hunting season. You must meet fluorescent orange clothing requirements while hunting squirrels from November 8, 2002 through the end of the season. It is illegal to hunt squirrels from a boat that is not under power derived from a motor. Fluorescent orange clothing...

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Have you noticed our younger generation/generations lately? If they aren't in front of the TV, the computer, or playing with a GAMEBOY they're "bored". What ever happened to: flying kites, playing marbles, sandlot stickball, playing catch, hide and seek, reading, playing Barbie, building with Lincoln Logs, baking cookies, fishing for bluegills, whittling, playing fort, yo-yoing, going for a walk, riding a bike, hobbies, canoeing, target shooting, skipping rocks, or even visiting the...

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The old Putt Putt golf course behind Taco-Taco on Bluffton & Sandpoint Roads is about to be razed and an established Waynedale business will be moving in.   Rich’s Auto Service, which has been a model Waynedale business for many years, is changing its location to where Putt Putt used to be.  The Waynedale News will bring you more details, as they become available.

TREATED LUMBER AND BIG CHANGES

On February 12, 2002, the EPA announced a voluntary decision by industry to move consumer use of treated lumber products away from a variety of pressure-treated wood that contains arsenic by December 31, 2003, in favor of new alternative wood preservatives. This transition affects virtually all residential uses of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate, also known as CCA, including wood used in play-structures, decks, picnic tables, landscaping timbers...

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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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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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