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 annual Frogapalooza fundraiser, which benefits nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project, will be held Friday, September 20, at 6 p.m. at Sweetwater Sound. Now in its fourth year, Frogapalooza celebrates local conservation efforts and helps support Eagle Marsh, LRWP's three other wetland nature preserves, and its free nature programs.

The event features silent and live auctions, with items ranging from unique getaways to hard-to-get sports tickets and experience items, such as a casual...

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Didn't get enough gardening in this season? Don't worry there is still time to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs this fall and winter.

Purchase transplants and seeds that will grow and flourish in the cooler fall and winter temperatures. Lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, root vegetables, edible pansies and calendula as well as cole crops, like broccoli, are a few to consider.

Those gardening in colder regions need to select short season crops like lettuce, spinach and radishes that will...

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One of the easiest-to-grow, blooming bulb plants is the South American Amaryllis. This bulb thrives on normal household temperatures of around 70 degrees and will bloom in only 6 to 8 weeks after it is planted. The botanical named Hippeastrum, or Amaryllis comes in a wide variety of colors such as red, white, pink, salmon and orange, and even a couple of striped varieties of red and white or pink and white. If you are growing one from last year then read last paragraph first.

When shopping for...

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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. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project.
Free.
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Every Tuesday in September
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Cooperating agencies have assembled a list of about 15 trails at various sites, each about 1 mile in length. Hikers who complete 10 of the listed trails will receive an award.  Forms can be downloaded online or picked up at agency offices after completing a short sign-up form so the number of participants can be tracked. The Trailblazers form will have space for the date hiked, along with participant contact information. Cooperating agency logos and contact information are included.  The back...

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Every so often, kind-hearted Hoosiers "rescue" an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animal and try to care for it.

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don't do it.

"Most baby animals are not abandoned," said Michelle Cain, wildlife information specialist with the division. "Many animals leave their young alone when searching for food and come back to them throughout the day. They also use this as a way to deter predators, as a predator may follow the mother...

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