WAYNEDALE OUTDOORS Q & A

(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

Q – What is there to do outside at this time of the year?

A – Here’s a whole list of things to do to keep busy, to enjoy the outdoors, and to support our DNR’s effort to bring the outdoors to you. Enjoy.

Beat the Winter Blah’s Jan. 28, Feb. 11 & 25, March 11 & 25 at 1 p.m. $2 each plus supply expense for some programs. Stamping and embossing, knitting and sewing, wood carving, Hoosier authors, living off grid, green cleaning and more ideas. Let us know what you would like to do together. Enjoy card games, discussions, crafts and the company of friends new and old. Registration is required. Call Salamonie Interpretive Center at 260-468-2127 for details.

The Silence of a Winter’s Night, January 30, 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy the moon, stroll in the evening, eat an indoor moon meal and stories around the bonfire. J. Edward Roush Lake, $10 per participant. Pre-registration required 260-468-2127.

Eagle Watch, February 20, 2 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about eagles at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, then caravan to eagle hot-spots near the Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs. Bring binoculars and full tank of gas. Pre-registration requested 260-468-2127.

Cowboy Gathering, February 27 Get together with other horse enthusiasts at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Call 260-468-2127 for details.

Salamonie Bird Club welcomes former Salamonie property manager, Neil Case, to present a program, National Wildlife Refuges, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m., at the Upper Wabash Interpretive Center, Salamonie Lost Bridge West.This event is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, IN 46702. Visit www.IN.gov/dnr/uwis; or call 260-468-2127.

OUTDOOR COOKING WORKSHOP Sponsored by Bozarth Country Store, April 17, 2010  Mississinewa Reservoir Participate in making three different dishes, taste your efforts at lunch time, and make a homemade charcoal starter from a recycled can. $10 per person fee, pre-registration required.

For further information, contact Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, IN 46702. Visit www.IN.gov/dnr/uwis; or call 260-468-2127.
For further information, please contact:
Teresa Rody, Interpretive Naturalist
Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, IDNR
Salamonie, J. Edward Roush and Mississinewa Reservoirs
3691 S. New Holland Rd.
Andrews, IN 46702
260-468-2127
www.dnr.in.gov/uwis

We suggest that everyone get a copy of Indiana’s hunting and fishing regulations from most any place that sells hunting/fishing license for more detailed rules and regulations. Please e-mail all questions reguarding Waynedale outdoors to: News@waynedalenews.com.