The Great Outdoors


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 August. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact or 260-478-2515 for information.

Every Tuesday in August
9 to 11 a.m.
“Little River Ramblers.”
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road, Fort Wayne to hike and explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife.

Saturday, August 3
9 to 10:30 a.m.
“Wildflowers and Butterflies of Eagle Marsh.”
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne to learn about and view the preserve’s beautiful butterflies, from swallowtails and sulfurs to buckeyes and azures, and the native wildflowers that nourish them.

Thursday, August 8
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
“Turtles of Eagle Marsh and our Area.”
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Note the time change. Join Dr. Mark Jordan, Associate Professor of Biology at IPFW, to learn little-known facts about the many varieties of turtles found at Eagle Marsh and the surrounding area.

Friday, August 9
9 to 10:30 p.m.
“Beneath the Stars of Eagle Marsh.”
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Join the Astronomical Society as they share their expertise and equipment to help you learn about planets and stars seen in the night sky above Eagle Marsh. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the “show!”

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