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.

As part of the effort to encourage residents to install rain gardens on their property, Fort Wayne City Utilities is teaming up with a locally owned plant nursery to provide a source of native perennial plants.

True native plants can be difficult to find. Riverview Nursery in Spencerville, owned by Master Gardener Martha Ferguson, is a supplier of native perennial plants that have been grown from seeds gathered at sites around Fort Wayne.

Riverview Nursery will be hosting a native plant sale...

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Chain O' Lakes State Park is hosting a Family Fishing Derby, June 7, 2014, from 7:00am to 11:00am. Registration begins at 6:30am at Sand Lake Boat Rental. Fishing can be from shore or boat on Sand Lake only. All Indiana DNR Fishing Rules and Regulations apply. All fish must be weighed-in by 11:00am. All fish must be alive at weigh-in.

The Derby rules have changed for 2014! A competitor will keep all of the fish he or she catches during the Derby and weigh the total bag. Prizes for the heaviest...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this May through July. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260-478-2515 for information.

Every Tuesday in...

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During the winter months we all look forward to temperatures that climb up to 25* to 35* degrees and consider that a warm spell. But now that spring has arrived, we are shivering even at 50*. This is why when it gets a little chilly we all think we should cover all of our outdoor plants. Actually most of your outdoor plants are perennials during the early weeks of spring and unless the temperatures drop below 25*, there is no reason to worry or to cover them up.

Tulips, hyacinths and daffodils...

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Herb walked into O'Dontal Dental the other day, holding his hand against a swollen face. He hadn't even made an appointment to see Perry first, and it became obvious why he hadn't.

"Good morning, Herb," said Andrea, the receptionist.

"What can we do for you today?"

"Mmfft Crullit!"

"Certainly. Have a seat and I'll let Perry know you're here."

In less than a minute, Dr. O'Dontal had Herb seated, numbed, and ready for work. Herb's labored breathing had returned to normal, even if his speech...

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Don't let lawn weeds get the best of you. These opportunistic plants find a weak spot in the lawn, infiltrate and begin to take over your grass. Take back the lawn with proper care. Your lawn will not only be greener and healthier, but good for the environment.

The grass and thatch layer act as a natural filter, helping to keep pollutants out of our groundwater and dust out of our atmosphere. They also reduce erosion, decrease noise and help keep our homes and landscapes cooler in summer. And...

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