RARE SCHOOL WOODLAND PROPERTY GAINS NEW SUPPORT

The cross-country team of Norwell High School, in Wells County, has enjoyed a nearly untouched wetland all to themselves for 20 years. But when the team runs the trails at eight miles per hour, some of the charm and raw beauty can be lost on teenagers. All of that is about to change.

In 1997, the Northern

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AN URBAN PRAIRIE IN WAYNEDALE

The morning of December 8, 2016, was downright chilly. At 7:15 a.m., the overnight temperature had dropped to 22 degrees with 20 mph winds whipping around snow flurries. Daybreak on this morning was gloomy and grey at the Southwest Conservation Club (SWCC) on Bluffton Road. Turns out, it was a perfect

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RARE INDIANA HABITAT RESTORED, ONE SEED AT A TIME

Restoring a habitat that’s been disturbed by farming or industry to its natural state is hard work. For Duff Lake Fen in Lagrange County, that means controlling invasive species, replicating natural stream course, and reseeding areas in need of a boost. Habitat restoration needs seed—lots of it—to

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SEPTEMBER, SUNSET, & SUNFLOWERS

If you’ve driven by Eagle Marsh at 45 mph, you may have seen only a blur of the thousands of early-fall sunflowers. You may have thought the scene was pretty. You may have even said, “I really should take a walk there.”

You really should. Honestly, there’s really nothing quite like Eagle Marsh,

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HIKE BECOMES AN ADVENTURE FOR LOCAL PLANT GROUP

It should have been a typical walk-and-talk plant identification program when a group of like-minded plant enthusiasts gathered a few hours before dusk at Metea County Park to learn more about ferns and mosses. Turns out, nature was in no mood for our plans.

The Northeast Indiana Wildflower and Plant

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NATIVE PLANT GROUP TAKES FIGHT TO LOCAL INVASIVES

On a recent Saturday morning, a group of nine warriors met to eliminate an enemy. The site: Metea County Park in northern Allen County.

The warriors: Northeast Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (NEINPAWS) (INPAWS).
The target: Garlic Mustard!

INPAWS’ northeast regional chapter became official

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NATIVE PLANT GROUP TAKES ROOT

The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces the formation of a new regional chapter: Northeast INPAWS (NEINPAWS). The INPAWS state organization officially recognized the new regional chapter in May 2016. NEINPAWS serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wabash,

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