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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers      

  

 

Fall Hikes and Programs!

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Invasive Plants ID Hike

Learn how to identify invasive plant species in Northeastern Indiana in preparation for Invasive Removal Day on the preserve in October. This hike has a recommended age of 10+. There is no fee to participate; however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6000 by September 19 to sign up. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day              Time

448004-S1            9/24       Sa           9-10 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Cómo identificar las diferentes especies de plantas invasoras.

Ven a la Reserva Natural Lindenwood y aprende a identificar las diferentes especies de plantas invasoras en la zona Noroeste de Indiana. La caminata nos ayudará a prepararnos para el día de limpieza de plantas invasoras en la reserva programado en octubre. Esta caminata no tiene costo y es recomendada para edades de 10+. Es necesario registrarse con anticipación. La fecha límite para registrarse es el 19 de septiembre. Llame a la Red de Servicios Lingüísticos – LSN al 260-426-6764 para registrarse. Min. 5. Max. 15.

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sábado 24/9         10:15-11:15 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Gratis

Ubicación: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Invasive Plant Removal Day

Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Can you spare a couple of hours to help improve the habitat for native plants and animals at Lindenwood Nature Preserve? The Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS) will be at Lindenwood on October 15 to oversee the removal of invasive such as multiflora, honeysuckle and burning bush. Volunteers (ages 16+) are needed to accomplish the task. A limited amount of hand tools such as loppers and saws will be provided. If you have these items at home please bring your own.


Fungi Fun

On the trees, on the ground, growing all around, but not a plant? It’s fungi, and we’d like to invite you to learn all about it on this free hike. All ages are welcome. Call 427-6000 by October 17 to sign up. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day              Time

448006-S1            10/22     Sa           9-10 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

 

Todo sobre los hongos

Los hongos crecen en los árboles, en el suelo, por todas partes. Queremos invitarte a que conozcas todo sobre los hongos en esta caminata. La caminata no tiene costo y es recomendada para todas las edades. Es necesario registrarse con anticipación. La fecha límite para registrarse es el 17 de octubre. Llame a la Red de Servicios Lingüísticos - LSN al 260-426-6764 para registrarse. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Español

sábado 22/10          10:15-11:15 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Gratis

Ubicación: 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 on our website at www.fortwayneparks.org or you may call Eden at 427-6008 to request a schedule by mail.


Hibernation Hike

Squirrels, raccoons, birds and everything in between. Who is getting ready to hibernate and who is not? Learn what different animals at Lindenwood are doing to prepare for winter, whether that is migrating, hibernating or getting their homes ready to stay nice and warm! All ages are welcome. The hike is free; however, pre-registration is required by November 14. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                      Date      Day            Time

448005-S1            11/19     Sa           9-10 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

¿Quiénes hibernan?

¿Cuáles son los animales que se preparan para hibernar? ¿Ardillas, mapaches, aves? ¿Hibernan, migran a otros lugares o preparan sus espacios para estar calientitos? Ven a aprender que hacen los animales que viven en Lindenwood para prepararse para recibir el invierno. La caminata no tiene costo y es recomendada para todas las edades. Es necesario registrarse con anticipación. La fecha límite para registrarse es el 14 de noviembre. Llame a la Red de Servicios Lingüísticos – LSN al 260-426-6764 para registrarse. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Español

sábado 19/11               10:15-11:15 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Gratis

Ubicación: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

 

Fall Foliage
Fall Foliage Final Friday Fun Hike

Come to Lindenwood Nature Preserve for a hike on the Final Friday of October for Fall Foliage Fun. We will enjoy the fall colors before they are gone and spend some time outside before the winter cold gets here. We’ll depart from the parking lot promptly as scheduled. All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family. There is no charge; however, pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Call 427-6000 to sign up. Registration deadline: October 24. Min. 5. Max. 15

Code                     Date      Day                 Time

448006-F1           10/28      F              10-11 am

Fee: FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Stargazing at the Preserve

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. There is no charge; however, registration is required for planning purposes. All ages are welcome. Registration deadlines: September 15, October 14 and November 11. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day               Time

448007-F1            9/23       F              9-10 pm

448007-F2            10/21     F              9-10 pm

448007-F3            11/18     F              9-10 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

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 of up to 20 children. 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/$60 for 1-hour/2-hour programs, respectively. Up to 5 Teachers, caregivers and adult chaperones are free of charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling Lindenwood at 260-427-6740.

 

Story Time
Nature Storytime

Immerse yourself in a good story and the great outdoors! We will read a nature-themed story followed by a short hike through the preserve. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Ages 10 and under. Registration deadlines: August 29 and September 26. Please call 427-6000 to register or online at fortwayneparks.org. Min. 5. Max 15.

Code                    Date       Day                     Time

448114-S1            9/3         Sa           11 am-12 pm

448114-S2            10/1       Sa           11 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

 

Halloween Hike

Kids’ Halloween Hike

Join us for a kid-friendly sunset hike to celebrate the spookiest night of the year (a few days early). Trail-friendly costumes are encouraged, but be sure to wear shoes that are safe and comfortable to hike in. The hike is FREE; however, registration is required for planning purposes. Ages 4 -11. Registration deadline: October 24. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day                      Time

448003-S1           10/29      Sa           7:30-8:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

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..

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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