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.

As days shorten, drivers should be extra cautious because their chances of encountering deer on roadways increase significantly.

Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle accidents involving white-tailed deer occur between October and December, according to Chad Stewart, deer research biologist for the DNR. With their breeding season approaching, deer become more active in the fall. This leads them to encounter roads more frequently, increasing the opportunity for a collision.

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The Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society is proud to present their 52nd show and sale on October 18, 19 & 20 at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road (Home and Family Arts building). The theme is "The AWESOME World of Quartz". General admission for adults is $5, seniors $3, students $1, and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Friday, October 18, is School Day (9-3). Schools by appointment only will be bringing students to learn more about rocks, minerals...

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Don't let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes in your fall landscape care. You'll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.

Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves, and improve the soil with a pass of the lawn mower. Shred leaves and leave them on the lawn as you mow this fall. As long as you can see the grass through the leaf pieces, the lawn will be fine. As the leaves break down they add organic matter to...

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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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