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 February. All are free and open to the community.
*Saturday, February 1
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Hike the Winter Woods
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road
Join us to enjoy the seasonal beauty of the preserve's mature woods, discover who's out and about, and practice winter tree identification skills. Dress for the weather.
*Every Tuesday in February
9 to 11 a.m.
Little River Ramblers
Meet at the Boy Scout Office parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne to hike and explore the preserve's interesting plants and wildlife.
*Thursday, February 13
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Love Those Pond Insects!
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Jeff Ormiston, Indiana Master Naturalist, will show us the variety and importance of the many insects that begin their metamorphosis in the ponds of Eagle Marsh or live their entire lives there.
*Saturday, February 15
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Family Fun Hike: The Wonder of Winter Animals
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne to learn how to help winter wildlife at home; then we'll hike looking for winter animals and how they survive on the marsh. Dress for the weather.
*Wednesday, February 19
1 to 2 p.m.
Short Hikes for Short Legs: We Love our Winter Animals!
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. (For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult.) We'll start with an activity in the barn discovering how wildlife cope with winter, then enjoy a short hike looking for our animals and finding how they're surviving.
Dress for the weather.