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 evening was one of those that come back to you time after time, year after long year. It comes back and whispers of how good life can be when you're well fed, enjoying life, and a good friend shares the front porch with you on a summer's evening.

It was that way with Doc and Steve the other night. Doc thought he might have to do a scientific paper on the soporific effects of ice tea, fried chicken, and corn on the cob. As long as it didn't take any effort.

So when this huge meal had been...

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Now is the time to start planning your strategy for bringing your houseplants inside for the winter. Moving your plants inside early in September (before temperatures dip into the low 40s and even into the 30s) is what keeps the leaves from falling off of the plants. If you wait until late September, or even into October, you can be sure that the leaves will turn yellow, then fall off. It's all of those cold nights that "harden-off" your plants and when you take them inside, they collapse. The...

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Local nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project will hold a free event to honor its founders at its Arrowhead Marsh preserve (8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke) on Saturday, November 16, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to meet founders Paul McAfee, Dick Poor, Sam Schwartz, and Ron Zartman and to help dedicate a "Founders' Circle" to the twelve individuals who formed LRWP 23 years ago.

Then everyone is invited to hike the preserve with the founders and founders' families, who will share...

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Leaf pick-up in the City's 355 neighborhoods begins Monday, October 21, 2013. The Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each neighborhood. Crews will roll into the neighborhoods between October 21 and December 6, 2013.

The 2013 Waynedale area Leaf Pick-up is scheduled for October 21-25 and November 12-15.

The week of November 25-29 will be used as a catch-up week. Leaf collection can occur on any day of the designated collection week. It is important for...

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Sure was good to see Jimmy back from the Middle East last week. He looks good in that uniform, too. He was running all over the place for a few days, visiting everyone he knows, but he finally came in to the Mule Barn and sat at the philosophy counter, headquarters of the world dilemma think tank, to be with us.

"Must be good to be home," Doc said.

"You bet," Jimmy said. "But it isn't the same as it was."
We thought about that. Thought back over the year he'd been gone. A few new babies born...

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We have all been bombarded by the insect known as the Stink Bug. But did you know that the Stink Bug has only been here in the USA since 1998? It was accidentally shipped into the United States from Asia and first showed up in Pennsylvania. This bug can hurt all kinds of vegetation such as farmers' field crops, as well as your own vegetable and flower gardens. It is also attracted to weeds so it is important to keep weeds down to a minimum. These creatures are also attracted to light, moisture...

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