Robins make nests from grass and sometimes a strip of cloth or a piece of string. They line the inside with mud, molded by the female to the shape of her breast. They locate their nests on horizontal
As pool and lake season approaches, the Allen County Health Department wants to remind the community to practice safe and healthy swimming.
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week was designated May 20–26 by
The aroma of common lilacs is filling the air recently and is an often requested shrub in the nursery. Syringa vulgaris is native to the Balkan Peninsula where it can be found growing on rocky hills.
Join us for the second annual Urban Turtle Festival Weekend starting on Saturday, June 8th as we kick off the weekend with a 21 and over Urban Turtle “Brew and BBQ” ticketed fundraiser event at
Indiana Conservation Officers urge Hoosiers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when it comes to floodwaters. Over the past few weeks, Indiana has received significant rainfall amounts in some areas,
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana (“GOTR-NEI) hosted a 5k Run/Walk event at Purdue Fort Wayne.. Pre-race festivities began at 4:00 pm and the race started at 5:30 pm.
Did you know that Indiana is host to over 430 species of bees? Due to loss of habitat and other factors, their population numbers are rapidly falling. But, one thing residents can do to help is to give
Fun in the streets returns for the third annual Open Streets Fort Wayne. The free, fun-filled day, closes Calhoun Street to vehicle traffic and brings the community together to walk, bike, skate and
With all the rain we’ve had the last few weeks, why the heck should I do anything to my lawn? It’s already growing too fast! In all honesty, what you do to your lawn now can really help your yard
Spring has arrived, and with it comes mosquitoes and ticks. These critters are not only a nuisance but can also pose serious health hazards. So the Department of Health is reminding the public of steps
Dear Neighbors and Friends of the 07, due to the busyness of Pettit Ave, we are raising money to put in a sidewalk. It will be between Southwood Ave and Old Mill, on the south side of the street. We
Sometimes the best thing you can do to help pollinators is … nothing. It’s all too often that those of us living in the city find ourselves entrapped in ways of the past that just don’t seem to
The end of school is right around the corner, with the long, lazy summer months stretching ahead. What will your daughter, granddaughter or niece do this summer to stay active and engaged? Why not sign
“Turtle,” I said to my daughter when I saw one in the road ahead. My daughter, who was driving, had seen it too and was slowing the car as I spoke. There were no other cars on the road so my daughter
The popular Trek the Trails community bike rides are coasting into year ten, later this month.
The rides were started as a way for residents to explore parts of the trail that they may not be familiar
As we approach the gardening season, we often have customers that lament not having the space for an in-ground garden or the time or physical ability to make one. However, gardening is certainly possible
These days, the entertainment at Fox Island County Park is about more than hiking, swimming and enjoying nature.
You can have some prehistoric fun there, too.
As it has for the past several years, the
“I just love to hear robins sing. When I hear robins sing, I know spring is here,” a neighbor told me recently.
Our American robin, as suggested in the book Birds of America, is perhaps the most
In recognition of National Safe Digging Month, NIPSCO urges customers and contractors to call 811 at least two business days prior to starting any digging project.
Calling 811 is not only crucial for
The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that the agency’s annual Trash Bash! will take place April 15 through April 30. Trash Bash! brings INDOT crews together with volunteers to beautify
Young, old, male, and female, we have hundreds of customers that just can’t wait for the arrival of their hummingbirds each year. If we don’t have our hummingbird supplies out by the 1st of March
Enjoy beautiful scenery while creating works of art through the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program, sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission.
The program is designed to draw upon both traditional
Late winter flooding in 2018 severely impacted northern Indiana where more than $2.6 million in federal grant funding was provided to residents who sustained disaster damage. Already this year we’ve
Three Rain Garden workshops are offered this spring to help residents address standing water issues on their property while improving water quality. The sessions are free and are sponsored by a partnership
We hear many customers coming into the store this time of the year craving color after the long winter. There are many plants that love and thrive in the cooler weather of April and early May that can