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April 16, 2016
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May 21, 2016
Phone: (260) 637-2273
ACRES offers a wide variety of programs designed to provide greater awareness and enjoyment of natural areas. ACRES events and programs are open to the public - you do not have to be an ACRES member to participate. All programs are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted in the description. Choose an upcoming event and join in the fun!
INDIANA BICENTENNIAL 200-TREE PLANTING
Celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial and enrich ACRES preserves by helping plant 200 trees! Can you imagine your results 200 years from now?
1. Saturday, April 16, 11 am
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY | Wildwood
409 E. SR 14, Silver Lake, IN 46982
Co-sponsored by the Manchester
University Environmental Club
2. Saturday, April 23, 11 am
ALLEN COUNTY | Blue Cast Springs
21412 Bluecast Road, Woodburn, IN 46797
Thursday, April 21, 6 pm
HUNTINGTON COUNTY | Pehkokia Woods
1570 Flaxmill Road, Huntington, IN 46750
They grow up so fast! In just a matter of days, they go from pink, hairy, and only an inch long, to green, fully mature leaves. Explore the world of baby leaves and how their emergence coincides with all the wildflowers on the ground. Is there anything better than the sweet smell of a new baby leaf?
Presented by Jason Kissel, executive director
27TH ANNUAL ADOPT-A-TREE FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 3 pm
STEUBEN COUNTY | Wing Haven
180 W 400 N, Angola, IN 46703
Continue your Earth Day celebration! Enjoy a variety of events for children and adults: make a bluebird house or suet feeder, view pond water under a microscope, and adopt an Ohio Buckeye, Swamp White Oak, Red Pine or Redbud. Entertainment will be fiddle and dulcimer music and caricature drawings.
Presented by ACRES friends: Art Eberhardt, Laurie Eberhardt and Peter Martin, Jim Shearer, David Syler, John Eddy, David and Bonnie Snyder, Paul Nailor and Lee Sauer.
NON-NATIVE INVASIVE SPECIES — Field Volunteer Training
Sunday, April 24, 2 pm or Tuesday, April 26, 2 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748
Learn how to support ACRES’ non-native invasive species management as volunteers.Casey Jones will teach species identification and demonstrate effective methods for their removal or eradication in the field.
Presented by Casey Jones, director of land management
Saturday, April 30, 2 pm
WABASH COUNTY | Kokiwanee
5825 E. 50 S, Lagro, IN 46941
Presented by Tippecanoe Audubon Society and Dr. Dave Hicks, chair of biology, Manchester University
Saturday, May 7, 3 – 5 pm
NOBLE COUNTY | Edna W. Spurgeon Woodland
9478 N. 600 W, Ligonier, IN 46767
Presented by John J. Smith, emeritus professor of education, Goshen College
INDIANA DIVISION OF NATURE PRESERVES FIELD DAY
Saturday, May 21, 10 – noon
ALLEN COUNTY | Fogwell Forest
9630 Whipoorwill Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Ben Hess, IDNR regional ecologist, and Casey Jones, ACRES’ director of land management, will guide this hike. Fogwell Forest contains an old second-growth forest growing on land with slight differences in elevation, producing large changes in forest composition. The understory contains dogwood, spicebush, pawpaw, and maple-leaved viburnum. Trilliums, Dutchman’s breeches, trout lily, bloodroot and violets are common on the forest floor in spring.
Presented by Ben Hess and Casey Jones
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