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.

A building project (for those of us who are carpenterially challenged) can be a confusing nightmare of little whatchits we never learned the name of and have no idea how to use.

Oh, if we need a two by four that's eight feet long, we're on pretty safe ground and can head on over to MundoSlab, the building center that dedicates about half an acre to just tar paper. It's fun going over there just to see what the new foreign doo-dads are for construction this month, and you never know when you'll...

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During the fall months your Christmas cactus will set its buds for flowering around Thanksgiving (sometimes sooner) and this is the crucial time for getting blooms and keeping them from falling off just after you see them form. There are three reasons the buds fall after forming; over-watering, lack of humidity and lack of light (especially inside the house). If inside the house, place an over-sized saucer filled with pebbles and water under your cactus plant. This will increase your humidity...

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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 September and October. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project.
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September means pencils, books and teacher's dirty looks for the youngsters, but it also means state fair season. That's when the world's largest zucchini squash is at its prime, of course. The farm animals are all shed off and shiny and cute, their horns polished to diamond-like perfection by hard-working and hopeful kids.

The state fair is an annual pilgrimage of sorts, the fairgrounds another temporary home. We need to touch base with turkey legs, corn dogs and deep fried everything. We who...

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Bringing poinsettias back into bloom for Christmas is all about the timing. Poinsettias are "day-length" sensitive, which defined means that they must have short days and long nights (just the opposite of African Violets). The reason that poinsettias can be grown naturally is because short days start happening on the first day of fall. From that day forth, day-length gets shorter and nighttime is longer.

Now we have all heard the old saying, "put your poinsettia in the closet" but that is not...

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A free waterfowl hunting workshop is planned for beginners on Saturday, October 5, at Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area in Winslow focusing on Canada geese.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is for novice waterfowl hunters and those who want to try waterfowl hunting for the first time. All ages are welcome.

Parents who already hunt waterfowl are welcome to bring children, but the material is tailored for beginners. The workshop will include limited duck hunting information.

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