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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers

Hiking with Your Hound
Enjoy a wintry walk in the woods with your pup! Meet fellow dog owners and make new friends as we explore the trails in Franke Park. Dogs must be well behaved, up to date on their shots, canine social and kept on a leash (no longer than 8 feet and not retractable). Please come prepared to pick up after your pet. We will meet at the Pond Pavilion parking lot. The hike is free, however, pre-registration is required. Registration deadlines: January 3, February 7 and March 7. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code          Date      Day   Time
148101-A1 1/10      W      6-7 pm
148101-A2 2/14      W      6-7 pm
148101-A3 3/14      W      6-7 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free
Location: Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

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Stories in the Snow
Come explore the wintry wonderland at Lindenwood Nature Preserve and find out where our animal friends go when it gets cold. This program will involve a story and a short hike to search for animal tracks in the snow. Be ready to go even if there is no snow! Ages 10 and under. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline: January 5. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code           Date     Day      Time
148102-A1  1/14     Su     1-2 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free
Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

 

Intro to Winter Hiking
Don’t go into complete hibernation this winter. Stay in touch with the great outdoors! The secret to enjoying a winter hike or winter workouts is dressing properly for the conditions. Join us for a guided hike through Lindenwood followed by a fireside lecture and hot dog roast. (Please bring your own hot dogs. We will provide the roasting sticks and the fire.) Participants will receive a special coupon from local outdoor retailers, Earth Adventure Unlimited and Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code           Date     Day              Time
448105-S1 11/11     Sa    10am-12 pm
148105-S1 12/9      Sa    10 am-12 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free
Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

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Whimsical Winter Hikes and Bonfire Socials
1st & 3rd Fridays, December-February
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.
Bundle up and join other outdoor enthusiasts for a winter hike and bonfire social every first and third Friday of the month from December through February. We’ll explore the Trail of Reflection, Maple Spur, Oak Paradise and Trillium Trails before warming up at the campfire. Layered clothing and proper footwear is recommended. There is no charge and no pre-registration is required, so stop in and join the fun. Please contact Eden at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

 

Parks on Tap!
Parks on Tap! is a competitive trivia event featuring local parks and pubs. Your team of 2-5 players (all team member must be 21+) will attend a guided hike in a local park where you will learn about local plants, trees, wildlife, history and alcohol before moving to a pub where the trivia competition will determine how closely you were paying attention on the hike. Prizes will be awarded and fun will be had! Get your team together and sign up today. Space is limited.

Wednesday, December 6
6 pm hike at Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.
7:15 pm trivia at Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Rd.
Code: 148106-A1, sign up by November 29

Saturday, January 20
3 pm hike at Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Rd.
4:15 pm trivia at Village Inn, 4205 Bluffton Rd.
Code: 148106-A2, sign up by January 12
Fee: $10 per team

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

Wild Walkers Welcome 2017

Share your knowledge of nature as you explore some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas in this nature-oriented group. 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. The 2017 schedule is posted below.

The 2017 walk schedule is now available: 2017 Wild Walker Schedule


Wild Walkers Kick-Off Carry-In 2018

Friday, January 12, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Metea Park, 8401 Union Chapel Rd.

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. Join us at Metea Park for this kick-off carry-in style breakfast and first walk of the New Year. We will have the 2018 hiking schedules available. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org by Tuesday, January 2 if you plan to attend.

 linden1Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings

Lindenwood Field Trips
May 1-October 31

Nature has so much to teach us and there’s no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand.  Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of environmental education field trip opportunities varying from one to two hour programs.  For a complete list of programs, please see the Lindenwood Field Trip Program.  Cost is $2/participant/hour; a minimum fee of $20.00 / $40.00 will be charged for 1-hour / 2-hour programs, respectively. Teachers, care givers, and adult chaperones are free-of-charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling Eden Lamb at 260-427-6008 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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