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

Every Tuesday in August
9 to 11 a.m.
Little River Ramblers
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne to hike and explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife.
Saturday, August 8
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Wildflowers of Eagle Marsh
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.
Join us to learn about and to walk among the many native prairie wildflowers found at Eagle Marsh.

Thursday, August 13
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast on the Marsh: Fall Preparation for Spring Gardening
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Judith Nastally, an Advanced Master Gardener and member of the Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society, will share information about how to set plants in the fall for spring blooms, prepare containers for spring gardening, and collect seeds for next season.

Wednesday, August 19
9 to 10 a.m.
Short Hikes for Short Legs: Butterflies
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 interactive fun in the barn creating the monarch’s life cycle. Then we’ll hike among the milkweeds looking for monarch eggs and butterflies on the wildflowers. Dress for the trails and the weather.

Thursday, August 27
7 to 8 p.m.
Meet and Attract Monarch Butterflies
Meet at the Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne. Jody Heaston, Department of Natural Resources, will bring live monarch butterflies and eggs to view, talk about the monarch’s life cycle and how you can create an environment to encourage these incredible butterflies to visit your backyard.

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