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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers     

Summer Programs

Wild Eats Hike: Wild Edibles

If you had to forage for food in the wilderness, would you be able to distinguish between those plants that are safe to eat and those that are not? In this fun and informative field class you will learn how to identify wild edibles while passing up the poisonous mushrooms and berries. The program is free, however, registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline: July 13. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                    Date       Day                      Time

348116-S1            7/18       Sa           10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Full Moon Hikes

There’s nothing like hiking under a full moon. Join us for a special moonlit adventure and experience nature in a completely different perspective. We’ll meet in the parking lot at the entrance to the preserve and hike the Trail of Reflection for a scenic stop at the pond. This ½-mile trail is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible to the pond, although ground conditions may vary. Each hike will last approximately one hour. Youth hikes are for ages 17 and under with an adult. The adult hikes are for those 18 and older. The hikes are free, however, pre-registration is required. Please note that pets are not allowed in the nature preserve. Registration deadlines: June 1, July 1, July 27. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                    Date      Day                Time

Strawberry Moon Hike – Youth

348000-F1            6/5         F                  8 pm

Strawberry Moon Hike – Adult

348000-F2            6/5         F             9:15 pm

Buck Moon Hike – Youth

348000-S1            7/5         Su              8 pm

Buck Moon Hike – Adult

348000-S2            7/5         Su         9:15 pm

Sturgeon Moon Hike – Adult

348000-M1          8/3         M                9 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Saturday Morning Hikes

Join the Lindenwood naturalist for a fun and informative Saturday morning hike through the woods. Pick your day to learn about amphibians and reptiles, invasive plants or native birds. We’ll meet in the parking lot and head for the trail promptly at the scheduled time. Guided hikes are free and open to all ages. We’ll hike the Trail of Reflection which is wheelchair and stroller accessible from the trailhead to the pond. Registration deadlines are 5 working days prior to each hike. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                     Date      Day              Time

Amphibians & Reptiles

348002-S1            6/27       Sa           9-10 am

348002-S2            6/27       Sa           10-11 am

Indiana Invasives

348002-S3            7/25       Sa           8-9 am

348002-S4            7/25       Sa           10-11 am

Feathered Friends

348002-S5            8/22       Sa           8-9 am

348002-S6            8/22       Sa           10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

A Walk in the Wetlands

Thursday, August 27, 9:30 a.m.

Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, 6801 Engle Rd.

Join us for a talk and walk in the wetlands. We will meet at the Eagle Marsh trailhead and learn about how this large urban wetland is helping our community’s quality of life. Wetlands not only provide cleaner water, but also a great place to experience and photograph wildlife. After the talk, join the group for a short guided walk down the paved multi-use Towpath Trail. Please dress for the weather and possible wet conditions at the marsh. This activity is free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 by August 20 to register.

Rhythm of the Woods

What better place to enjoy acoustic music than the peaceful setting of Lindenwood Nature Preserve? Join us on the Sassafras Trail to listen or perform. It’s FREE! If you would like to perform, please contact Eden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 427-6008. Registration deadline: June 8. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                     Date      Day            TIme

348003-S1            6/13       Sa           3-5 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings

600 Lindenwood Ave.

July 4-October 31

Let us plan a nature outing for your class or group. Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of hands-on environmental education field trip opportunities. Our programs can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and walkers on our ADA compliant Trail of Reflection. For a complete list of programs/topics, please visit the Lindenwood page at fortwayneparks.org. The cost is $2/participant/ hour; a minimum fee of $20/$40 will be charged for 1-hour/2-hour programs, respectively. Teachers, caregivers, and adult chaperones are free of charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting Eden at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lindenwood Nature Adventure

*Adult/Child

Lindenwood Nature Camp is designed to introduce your child to nature through outdoor play and exploration. They will go on hikes, learn about the plants and animals that live in the nature preserve and play with dirt, leaves, sticks and seeds to learn about the world around them and connect with the great outdoors. The camp is limited to 10 curious children so each child can benefit from personalized attention. For more information, contact Eden Lamb at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ages 4-7. Registration deadline: June 8. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code                    Dates                 Days                                 Time

348103-M1          6/22-6/24            M, T, W                10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 3/$30

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Youth Hike and Pond Study Adventure

*Adult/Child

Plan to get wet and dirty in this hands-on investigation of Lindenwood’s pond! You will learn to read water samples, test pH levels and capture and release aquatic life. You will be wading in the water, so long boots and pants are recommended in addition to sunscreen and insect repellent. Ages 6-11. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day                    Time

348106-S2            7/11       Sa           10-11:30 am

# Session/Fee: 1/$5

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Nature Story Time

*Adult/Child

Join the naturalist for a story and short hike along Trillium Trail. Search for beautiful wildflowers that adorn this path during the spring and summer. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Ages 10 and under. Registration deadlines: June 22, July 13, August 17. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day            Time

348114-S1            6/28       Su           1-2 pm

348114-S2            7/19       Su           1-2 pm

348114-S3            8/23       Su           1-2 pm

Fee: FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve,600 Lindenwood Ave.

Daddy Day Hike

Saturday, June 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

We’re celebrating fathers at Lindenwood Nature Preserve! Kids – bring your dad to the preserve for a guided hike and some quality time together. All ages are welcome and it’s free. The preserve is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Register by June 15. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                     Dates    Day                 Time

348001-S1            6/20       Sa           10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Wild Walkers Pokagon Group Shot
Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2020 

Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2020 Wild Walkers Schedule

 

 

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