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.

This is your final chance to prevent those nasty bacteria spores from splashing up onto the lower leaves of your tomatoes, roses, melons and squash plants, spores that cause spotting and ugly devastation to the lower foliage that then rises all the way up the entire plant. A simple layer of straw will keep the heavy rains and the "heavy-handed" waterer from causing the bacteria to jump up onto your plants.

The best time to lay down the straw is just before you plant and then simply plant right...

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The focus group broke up after an hour and a half with laughter and full tummies and hugs and handshakes. Dewey got his tie clip caught on Mrs. Doc's sweater as she hugged him, but that was his only physical disaster and it was a minor one.

As the small group left the Mule Barn's private dining room and walked out through the main coffee shop, there were envious glances from the regulars who weren't asked to participate in figuring out how to increase sales in red wiggler fishing and...

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If you have seen "organic" looking bags hanging on your trees and shrubs, or even in your grass, they are most likely bagworm. During the fall season those bags are filled with hundreds of eggs that winter over and hatch in the spring, usually around late May and early June. The fact that they are filled with eggs in the fall is the reason that spraying now is not the best time. Spraying during the spring, after they hatch will give you the best results. For now, simply hand-pick the bags and...

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The problem Marvin Pincus had yesterday was simply time. You see, he'd found that new-to-him but older-anyway deluxe glass Fenwick fly rod at a yard sale and snapped it up. While others had succumbed to the flyweight temptations of graphite, give Marvin a grand old glass Fenwick and just turn him loose.

This rod was for a four-weight line, which he didn't have, so he had to go to the store and outfit himself with all new everything for it. So by the time he had his "outfit" ready to fish, it...

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When Jack Sutton noticed a dense cloud of tiny black specks along his frontage at Yellow Creek Lake in mid-May, he thought it was the start of another algae bloom on the surface of the 151-acre natural lake in southern Kosciusko County.

But these specks were different. Turns out they weren't even plants.

They were daphnia eggs, what biologists call ephippia.
Daphnia are microscopic animals that are a favorite food of small fish. They feed on algae and are a natural part of the aquatic food...

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ACRES Land Trust will be hosting a rain or shine hiking event to celebrate National Trails Day® on June 7, 2014. The event will be held at Blue Cast Springs, 21412 Bluecast Road in Woodburn from 10 AM to 12 noon. Guided hikes begin at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 or visitors may explore on their own.

Blue Cast Springs protects over 3,000 feet of the Maumee River bank and is the site of a natural spring once thought to have healthful properties. Features of the preserve include vistas of the...

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