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.

Boobies are birds. Boobies are also people who are not considered very smart, who are dunces, fools. The two are related, by name at least. The word booby is from the Spanish word, bobo, which means fool. From Spanish to English a name for a person who acted like a fool became booby.

Boobies, the feathered ones, are goose-sized birds with heavy stream-lined bodies, long pointed wings with a span of approximately five feet, long wedge-shaped tails, straight sharp bills and webbed feet. They are...

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With signs of spring outside our windows, many are gearing up for outdoor projects, and NIPSCO wants to remind both residents and businesses that April marks National Safe Digging Month. Before starting any project that requires excavation, NIPSCO asks customers to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, two business days before beginning to ensure buried utility lines are marked.

Striking an underground utility line while digging can cause harm to you or those around you, disrupt...

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Earth Day Fort Wayne 2015, hosted by Little River Wetlands Project, will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. This free community event will take place on Engle Road in front of LRWP's Eagle Marsh preserve (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) and at the preserve itself. It is presented by AEP/Indiana Michigan Power, Aqua Indiana, GM, NIPSCO, OmniSource and Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities.

"We'll celebrate LRWP's 25th anniversary at the event by honoring Denyel Bond and...

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Container gardening has become more popular these days as we are so busy with vacationing, lake cottages, work and family events, that many of us just don't spend a lot of time with the traditional garden. The container, or combination pot can be made in just a short time and then sat on the porch or patio to be enjoyed all season long. Simple maintenance of pinching off the old blossoms along with watering and occasional fertilizer is all that is necessary throughout the summer. And by having...

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The Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist (Jr. IMN) certification class is held for children (ages 9-12) at Fox Island County Park during FWCS's spring break week of March 30-April 3rd. The classes are for the entire week, Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily, ages 9-12. This one-of-a-kind "NATURE CAMP" includes eight specialty classes on frogs, earthworms, geology, ponding for aquatic life, native plants, owls, birding with binoculars, and trees.

The certification camp also provides three...

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The public can learn about coyote biology and how to deal with coyotes in urban areas at a series of programs in Fort Wayne this month.

Sponsored by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, the free programs are scheduled for February 25 in Fort Wayne at the Allen County Library, Downtown Branch, 900 Library Plaza, 6-8 p.m.

Those wishing to attend should register in advance at wildlife.IN.gov/7548.htm or by calling (317) 234-2440.
Presenters will include the DNR furbearer biologist, DNR...

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