My next article, I decided one afternoon, is going to be about the blue jay. Coincidentally, when I sat at my desk to start writing that article was just one bird on the feeder outside my study window, a blue jay. Further, not only was that jay the only bird at my feeder, it was the only bird in sight.
A local park is sporting a new and improved disc golf course, courtesy of the Fort Wayne Parks Department and a local club.
Featuring new tee pads, new mulch on several fairways, and new signage throughout the course, a better disc golf course was unveiled at Tillman Park last month.
The park’s course
This September, Indiana will host events for all ages as part of the 23rd annual statewide celebration of archaeology.
Archaeology Month provides an opportunity to learn about the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their culture in Indiana. Hoosier history buffs can meet archaeologists
It’s harvest season for most local produce. Maybe you’ve been reaping the benefits of your own gardening efforts and enjoying tasty fruits and vegetables from your own back yard. But, if you don’t have a garden yourself, you can easily find local produce from farms not too far from Waynedale.
June twenty-second is the summer solstice, when day and night are of equal length in the northern hemisphere; the official date of the start of summer in the northern hemisphere. Each day since June twenty-second has been a few minutes shorter than the day before, each night a few minutes longer.
Crows are black feathered bad boys, disliked by farmers and by birders. To the displeasure of farmers they eat corn, pulling up sprouts to get the grains. They also kill and eat chicks. To the displeasure of birders, crows raid nests and eat eggs and nestlings of smaller birds.
I’ve heard hunters
Volunteers at the Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road are beginning to see the impacts of their efforts to revitalize one acre of land back to it’s native roots.
The prairie was originally planted in December of 2016 with the assistance of a $1,000 grant from the Indiana Native Plant and
Traveling over 2,800 miles from Mexican forests to Canada every year, monarch butterflies’ annual migration has been called one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world. This long-distance, multigeneration migration—and the part area gardens and preserves play in reducing the threats
We are beginning the season of hydrangeas with their large, beautiful blooms. They can add a lot of beauty without lots of maintenance. Three critical factors in success with their growth are maintenance of moisture (don’t like to stand in water but do need to drink a lot), proper lighting, and
So, for the last month, our customer’s bug of choice has been the Japanese Beetle. By now those ugly little critters have done their 1st round of damage, more on that later, and now it’s the mosquito that is getting our attention.
Hopefully everybody has weathered the storm of the attack of the
In Waynedale, we’ve recently seen quite a few 90-degree days, and it’s certainly not the last of them. Throughout the community, families beat-the-heat by taking a dip in one of Waynedale’s neighborhood pools. Both Avalon Summer Sports Club in the Avalon Place neighborhood and Pocahontas Swim
Waynedale is about to “EMBARK” on something new. In celebration of the new Bluffton Road Trails and Sidewalks, area businesses are uniting to bring about a unique family friendly event. On Saturday, July 21st from noon until 4 p.m., residents are invited to use the trails and sidewalks on Bluffton
It’s summer time, and one of the best ways to get around the community is to use the new trails along Bluffton Road. This addition to the community’s infrastructure provides accessibility and promotes a healthy lifestyle. However, Waynedale still has a learning curve to overcome regarding safety
As we get ready to enter the midsummer season, it is time to double check your gardening upkeep chores. As the weather can be known for extremes during this time of the year, plants are trying to adjust to these changes as well. Here are some things to check on:
Annuals: Make sure to maintain watering
Ever since I can remember we have sold barbeque grills in our hardware stores. 40 Years ago, the only one we sold was the 8” deep, 20” round, disc shaped charcoal grill that you adjusted the heat by raising the chrome food grate up and down. And now there are grills that are not only fueled by
A bald eagle was recently released back to the wild at Eagle Marsh after months of surgery and physical therapy.
Presumably struck by a vehicle, the eagle was originally found lying on the side of Yohne Road, near Fox Island in February. This is when the Sherriff’s office called Pam Whitacre, Volunteer
Mayor Tom Henry joined members of the Regional Development Authority, state and local elected officials, neighborhood and business representatives and trail enthusiasts today to celebrate and officially open a 1.5-mile section of the State Visionary Trail, known as the Poka-Bache Connector.
On Sunday, June 3, The Southwest Conservation Club was host to the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s (OWAA) 91st annual conference. With an attendance of over 170 media-related guests from throughout the United States, the ‘Breakout Day’ event at the Conservation Club in Waynedale was
A community favorite and quickly sold-out event in the past, Southwest Honey Co. brings back ‘Bees & Brew’ as a special Fort Wayne celebration of National Pollinator Week. ‘Bees & Brew’ will be hosted at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory on Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm. This
June will be just around the corner and we are reminded about the importance of pollinators in our everyday lives with the celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24). A large percentage of our food would not be available without pollination of the plants that food is sourced from. Pollinator
So we waited, waited, and waited some more for spring to arrive. Finally, it got here, but late April? What was Mother Nature thinking?
Every year in the hardware business we plan for the unofficial beginning of spring. Because once the weather breaks, our customers start their annual outdoor spruce
On April 28 and 29, 2018 Boy Scout Troop #38, sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road, performed a service project at the Southwest Conservation Club. They had 9 boys working a total of 64 combined hours over the two days.
All the Boy Scouts and leaders performed general
I heard a report on TV recently that squirrels are getting fat. With the report was a picture, a photo, of two obviously fat squirrels sitting on their haunches. They were facing the camera and each had its forefeet together on its bulging belly. They were fox squirrels, the same species as the squirrels
It appears that gardening for the 2018 spring season will start a bit slower this year as Mother Nature reminds us she is still in charge! Everyone is ready for color and getting their hands in the soil. We will likely have to extend our patience a bit longer but the daffodils and leaf buds are reminding
Lierin Rossman spends most of her week working hard as an attorney at the downtown law firm of Stucky, Lauer & Young. But on a recent, chilly April morning, she was shuffling through a Waynedale park, toting a flimsy, plastic trash bag and picking up other people’s garbage.
As part of a citywide