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 January. All are free and open to the community.
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Every Tuesday morning in January
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 interesting plants and wildlife of Eagle Marsh
Thursday, January 8
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast on the Marsh: Tracks–Learn Who’s Sharing your Space
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Dane Nagy, Indiana Master Naturalist and expert tracker, will share tips on how to recognize animal signs and tracks on your property and at Eagle Marsh
Saturday, January 10
Wetlands in Winter: a Place of Quiet Beauty
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. While many native plants of the area sleep in subtle beauty in winter, others have different survival strategies—and look very different than their summer selves. Join us on a hike to look for and identify our favorites. Dress for the trails and the weather.
Wednesday, January 21
9 to 10 a.m.
Short Hikes for Short Legs: Seeds, Grocery Store of the Marsh!
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. (For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult.) We’ll start in the barn exploring the variety of seeds found at Eagle Marsh. Then we’ll take a short hike to see how the marsh provides food, through its many seeds, for the animals that winter with us. Dress for the trails and the weather
Saturday, January 24
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Scat: Identifying Wetland Wanderers
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Scat (poop) is a great way to identify who’s been on the marsh or on your property when no one was looking. We’ll start in the barn making scat models of animals common to this area, then take a hike to look for scat and other animal signs. Fun for all ages. Dress for the trails and the weather
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