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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers     

Spring Wildflower Walk 

Join the Lindenwood naturalist for a hike along the Trillium Trail, named after our famous wildflower. This half-mile trail features a variety of beautiful wildflowers including the Wild Geranium, Spring Beauty, Jack in the Pulpit and of course the Tril- lium. Learn about plant names, uses and habitats while enjoying their beauty. All ages are welcome. This program is free and no pre-registration is required.

Date                Day                                           Time
5/11                Sa                                      10-11 am

5/18                Sa                                      10-11 am

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.   

 

Sunny Saturday Hikes

Join the Lindenwood naturalist for a Saturday morning hike through the nature preserve. Each hike will focus on a different topic. 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. No pre-registration is required. The Trail of Reflection is wheelchair and stroller accessible for approximately ¼ mile from the trailhead to the pond; ground conditions may vary.

Date Day Time      Topic
6/8 Sa 8-9 am & 10-11 am      Fun with Fungi
6/22 Sa 10-11 am      Amazing Amphibians
7/13 Sa 8-9 am      Indiana Invasives
7/27 Sa 10-11 am      Creepy Crawlers
8/10 Sa 8-9 am & 10-11 am      Turtle Talk - Trail of Reflection
8/24 Sa 10-11 am      Mammals of the Midwest or Fethered Friends


*Accessible hikes on the Trail of Reflection 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. Ages 10 and under. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code              Date                 Day                          Time
348114-S1     5/26                 Su                             1-2 pm
348114-S2     6/23                 Su                             1-2 pm
348114-S3     7/28                 Su                             1-2 pm

Fee: FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Daddy Day Hike

Saturday, June 15, 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. The preserve is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Participation is FREE.
 

Lindenwood Nature Camp

*Adult/Child

Our goal at Lindenwood Nature Camp is to discover nature through play and exploration. During Lindenwood Nature Camp, children discover plants and animals that live in the nature preserve and experience nature through hands-on, outdoor exploration. Students touch, interact and play with dirt, leaves, sticks and seeds to learn about the world around them. At Lindenwood children can expect to: connect to the outdoors, learn about respect and kindness towards others and nature, go on hikes, and learn about plants and animals. Class sizes are small in order for children to benefit from the personalized attention. For more information, contact Eden Lamb at 427-6008 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ages 4 – 7. Registration deadline: May 28. Min. 5 Max. 20

Code                Dates                           Days                            Time

4481                6/24-6/26                     M, T, W                       10 am – 12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 3/$30

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. 

 

Intro to Tree Identification Field Guide Included

Let us help you understand and identify the trees around you! Join the naturalist for a hike to discover tips and tricks to help you identify some of the different tree species of Lindenwood Nature Preserve. Each registered participant will receive a tree field guide. All ages welcome. Registration deadline: June 21. Min. 5 Max. 20.

Code                            Date                             Day                              Time

3481                            6/29                             Sa                                10 – 12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$20

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. 

 

Birdwatching Basics

Ever wanted to know more about the birds you see in your backyard or on your hikes? Learn how to get started finding and identifying local birds in the field with the Lindenwood Naturalist. Topics covered will include bird anatomy, field identification by sight and sound and how to properly adjust binoculars. Program is free but registration is required. Registration deadline: August 5. Min. 5 Max 20.

Code                            Date                             Day                              Time

3481                            8/11                             Su                                9am -11am

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Wild Eats! Intro to Wild Edible Hike

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. This program is free, however pre-registration is required. Registration deadline: July 19. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Date     Day      Time
7/27     Sa 12-2 pm

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


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Traditional Miami Lacrosse stick making demonstration       

Lacrosse is the original game of North America and is one of the oldest sports in the western hemisphere. Please join us around the campfire as a representative of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma discusses Miami history and culture while demonstrating the process of making a traditional Miami lacrosse stick using modern tools and techniques. Guests will get opportunities to try out tools and techniques by assisting in the build! This outdoor program is free to attend and open to all ages, but space is limited to 25 participants and pre-registration is required. Participants will meet at the campfire circle at Lindenwood Nature Preserve.  Registration deadline: July 5.

Date      Day Time
7/13     Sa 10-11:30 am

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

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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 ¼ mile trail is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible to the pond, although ground conditions may vary.  The hike will last approximately one hour. Youth hikes are for ages 17 and under with an adult.  Adult hikes are for those 18 and older. The hikes are free, however, pre-registration is required.  Registration deadlines: June 10, July 9 and August 8. Min. 5. Max. 25. Please note that pets are not allowed at Lindenwood.

Date Day      Time      Hike
6/17 M      8 pm      Strawberry Moon Hike - Youth
6/17 M      9:15 pm      Strawberry Moon Hike - Adult
7/16 Tu      8 pm      Buck Moon Hike - Youth
7/16 Tu      9:15 pm      Buck Moon Hike - Adult
8/15 F      9:15 pm      Sturgeon Moon Hike - Adult
  • Accessible hikes on the Trail of Reflection Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.
     
Maple, Oak, or Elm?       

What kind of tree is it?  Join the Lindenwood naturalist for a hike in the woods and learn how to identify the various trees found there.  You’ll discover simple tips and trick for identifying the most common trees while a tree field guide (yours to keep) will help you identify hundreds of tree species. All ages are welcome. Registration deadline: June 21. Min. 5. Max. 20.

Date Day Time
6/29 Sa 10 am-12 pm

 

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. 

 

Birdwatching Basics       

Looking to learn more about our fine feathered friends in the sky? Birdwatching continues to grow in popularity among folks of all ages. It is an excellent way to enjoy nature and become acquainted with all things winged. We’ll teach you a little about bird anatomy, field identification by sight and sound, and how to properly adjust your binoculars.  You just might find you have a new hobby! The program is free but registration is required. Registration deadline: August 5. Min. 5. Max. 20. 

Date Day Time
8/11 Su 9-11 am

 

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. 

 

Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings

May 1-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. Teach- ers, care givers, and adult chaperones are free-of- charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting Eden at 427-6008 oThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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

Wild Walkers 2019 

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. 


2019 Wild Walker Schedule

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