Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetland preserves southwest of Fort Wayne, offers interesting and informative nature events this winter and spring. All are free and open to the community.
Saturday, March 27, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Learn all about frogs, toads and salamanders as well as how to inspire preserve visitors to have compassion for these slimy little creatures. For more information or to register (at least one week in advance), contact Rachel Smith at 260-478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com> . Boy Scout office at the end of Olde Canal Place Road, Fort Wayne.
: Saturday, March 27, 8pm to 9:30 pm: “Salamander Shuffle.” Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, to witness an astounding natural phenomenon under the cover of darkness: the mass migration of the salamanders! Be ready to get a little dirty; we’ll be turning over logs and wading into shallow water to search for these important amphibians. Bring rubber boots and a flashlight if you can. Contact Rachel Rossiter Smith at 260-478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com> to reserve a spot or for more information.
: Saturday, April 3, 1 to 3 pm, “Trees of Eagle Marsh.” Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, and learn how to identify native tree species in Eagle Marsh’s mature forest. Also hear about the tree species used in our restoration and how they will become a mature forest through a process called succession. Contact 260-478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com> for more information.
, Wednesday, April 7, 9am to 2 pm. Help us make visual aids for school groups. This is arts and crafts for a cause! We may be making posters or fake animal scat, a wetland model or build-a-beaver kits. Stop in for a little while or the whole day. LRWP office at 2403 Fairoak Drive. Contact 260-478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
: Saturday, April 10, 8:30 to 9:30am, “Birding by Ear.” Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, where Dave Reichlinger, expert birder, will lead you in search of early migrating birds. Learn his tips on identifying birds by their call and take what you’ve learned to LRWP’s preserves in the upcoming weeks. Contact 260-478-2515 or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information.
: Saturday, April 10. Come to the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne anytime between 10am and noon and bring all your nature-loving friends to learn about volunteering for LRWP. You’ll meet other volunteers and LRWP staff, hear about upcoming stewardship events, how to become a trail guide, and more. We need lots of volunteers for our Open House and Walk for the Wetlands events in June. Contact 260-478-2515 or email@example.com for more information.