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.

Allen County 4-H Clubs are sponsoring a Geranium Sale Fund Raiser. Each 4-inch potted geranium will cost $1.00. Colors offered this year include, Red, Salmon, White, Pink, Fushia, and Bi-Color (orange & white blooms). New in 2002 – 10" hanging baskets of Boston Fern or Purple Wave Petunias for $10.00 each will be offered. Orders must be placed and paid for by March 29. The geraniums and hanging baskets will be available for pickup at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Lions Barn, on Thursday...

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Seeing large numbers of crows is no 'caws' for alarm. Ok so this little pun is intended but after feeding crows in my front and back yard all summer and into this winter, I decided to do a little research on them. I have found that: Huge flocks of noisy crows in urban areas may alarm Hoosiers accustomed to spotting these big black birds feeding or nesting in small family groups.

But wildlife biologists say big crow flocks are a natural cold-weather phenomena. "Crows tend to flock...

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FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR 2002 DAILY LIVING

PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for...

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Don't let the winter blues set in; get outside and do something before they get you down. Where to go? What to do? I just received my copy of 'FUN TIMES' (Winter 2002, January-March issue) put out by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and it's full of interesting things to do. Their Mission Statement is, " The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department pledges to enhance the environmental, social, and aesthetic quality of life in the Fort Wayne community by serving the leisure...

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The Christmas poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima) has been falsely accused of being a highly toxic ornamental plant to humans for nearly 75 years. The story says that in 1919 the 2-year old child of an Army officer stationed in Hawaii died from eating a poinsettia bract (leaf). There was never any medical documentation to back up this story.

In 1975 the Consumer Product Safety Commission was petitioned by a citizen who demanded that poinsettias carry caution labels when sold to the public...

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Billy Nunley, a member of the West Virginia Bow Hunters Association, displaying his 8-point buck from Ritchie County.

Deer season is almost over. There are a few days left for bow hunters and muzzleloaders. Also if you have a crossbow you're allowed to hunt deer till the end of the month. Squirrel season will go out December 31, North of US 40, but you may hunt until the last day in January below US 40. Why? I don't know; some joker just made a rule like that for no reason. I know it doesn't make any sense but that's the way some game laws are in Indiana.

I used to publish what I called "The Dumb Law of...

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