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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers      

  

Summer Hikes and MORE!

 

Forest Bathing Walk 

Forest Bathing, or shinrin-yoku is the experience of immersing oneself in the sensory gifts of nature. This can be done in a forest setting, but also in gardens and parks. The benefits are not only a greater sense of well-being, but a boost in immune function and ready access to lower stress hormones and boosts in serotonin levels. This is not your regular walk in the park, but a series of invitations using the senses to connect with the natural world. Being relaxed, revitalized, and better equipped to handle the stress of daily living are the goals of this forest bathing walk. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: July 5. Min.12. Max. 20.

Code                    Date      Day                      Time

348120-A1           7/10       Su           1:30-2:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$15

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Stargazing

Twinkle, twinkle little star! Lindenwood Nature Preserve is the perfect place for stargazing! From super moons to meteor showers come join us as we learn about the wonders of the night sky. You will be able to use a telescope to locate planets and constellations in our galaxy. All ages are welcome. Registration deadlines are 5 working days prior to each hike. 

Code                     Date      Day                       Time

Super Moon      

348121-S1            6/11       Sa           9:45-10:45 pm

Meteor Shower

348121-S2            7/30       Sa           9:30-10:30 pm

Meteor Shower

348121-F1           8/12       F              9:15-10:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$1

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. The hike will last approximately one hour. Youth hikes are for ages 17 and under accompanied by an adult. Adult hikes are for those 18 and older. Pre-registration is required. Call 427-6000 to sign up. Registration deadlines: June 9, July 5 and August 9.

Code                     Date      Day             Time

Youth Hike

348122-T1            6/14       T              8-9 pm

348122-S1            7/9         Sa           8-9 pm

348122-S2            8/13       Sa           8-9 pm

Adult Hike

348122-T2            6/14       T              9:15-10:15 pm

348122-S3            7/9         Sa           9:15-10:15 pm

348122-S4            8/13       Sa           9:15-10:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$1

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Tree Identification Hikes 

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 tricks for identifying the most common trees! ¡Esta caminata también estará disponible en español! Pre-registration is required and all ages are welcome 

Code                     Date      Day                       Time

Maple, Oak or Tulip?

348123-S1            6/11       Sa           9:30-10:30 am

¿Arce, roble o tulipán?

348123-S2            6/11       Sa           10:45-11:45 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$1

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave

Squirrel Hikes 

Are you interested in learning more about the furry friends who seem to live in every tree and yard you see? Come out to Lindenwood and enjoy a fun hike in the squirrel’s natural environment. ¡Esta caminata también estará disponible en español! Pre-registration is required.

Code                    Date      Day                        Time

Nuts About Squirrels

348124-S1            7/16       Sa           9:30-10:30 am

Tu amiga la ardilla

348124-S2            7/16       Sa           10:45-11:45 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$1

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Woodland Plants

Sometimes they say “you can’t see the forest for the trees” but out at Lindenwood, we try to focus on every part of the environment! If you’d like to learn about some of the smaller woodland plants you may find on your visits, come along on this hike to see what we can see! ¡Esta caminata también estará disponible en español! Pre-registration is required and all ages are welcome.

Code                    Date      Day                        Time

Woodland Plants

348125-S1            8/20       Sa           9:30-10:30 am

Plantas Forestales

348125-S2            8/20       Sa           10:45-11:45 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$1

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Wild Walkers

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month

Explore some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas with 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 preserves, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. The 2022 schedule is posted at www.fortwayneparks.org or may be requested by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Traditional Miami Lacrosse Stick Making

Lacrosse is the original game of North America and is one of the oldest sports in the western hemisphere. A representative of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma joins us at Lindenwood to share Miami history and culture while demonstrating the process of making a traditional Miami lacrosse stick. All ages are welcome. The program is free, however, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Max. 25.

Code                    Date      Day                 Time

348126-A1           7/10       Su           1-2:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Mini Nature Camp 

Mini Nature Camp is designed to introduce children 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 more to learn about the world around them and connect with the great outdoors. The camp is limited to 10 children so each child can benefit from personalized attention. Ages 4-7. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Code                    Dates                 Days                  Time

348118-M1          6/27-6/29            M-W      10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 3/$42

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Nature Story Time 

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 deadline: June 13.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

348114-R1           6/16       Th           1-2 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

 

Testimonials

Hikes

Always enjoy Maggie as the hike guide, very knowledgeable, personable, and so enthusiastic about her work.  Cheri

 

Field Trips

This is a great hands-on nature exploration-gives students a chance to see things in their habitat.-Amy F.

What a fun and educational time we had at the Harvest Moon Hike! The naturalist was able to connect with all age levels and make it fun not only for the kids but adults as well.  It was interactive and exciting to learn about the different animals at night, view the world through their senses and actually see some animals as well.  Thank you Maria.  Joelle R. 

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Lindenwood Guided Hikes & Field Trips

May – October 31

Let us plan a nature outing for your class or group. Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of hands-on environmental education opportunities perfect for class field trips, birthday parties or other group outings. For a complete list of programs/topics, please visit the Lindenwood page at fortwayneparks.org. The cost is $3/participant/hour with a minimum fee of $30 for a 1-hour program . 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.. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Is your business, club, or scout group looking for service hours? Lindenwood Nature Preserve has various volunteer opportunities such as trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and small-scale construction projects. If your organization is ready to lend a hand contact Eden at 260-427-6008


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

Wild Walkers 2022 

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. 

2022 Wild Walkers Schedule 

 

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