Sycamore Land Trust


Hard at work looking for spiders. Photo by Carroll Ritter.

Diamonds in the Night Spider Stroll

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

Friday, August 22, 8:30-10 p.m.

Join us for a nighttime stroll to look for arachnids hanging around at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve. Your flashlight or headlamp will light up the fascinating hidden world of spiders, whose eyes shine back like illuminated diamonds. Led by arachnid specialist Leslie Bishop. Free for Sycamore members. For non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per adult or $10 per family. Bring flashlights and/or headlamps. Open to the first 20 people…  [Read More]

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Hillbilly Haiku Music Festival

Upland Brewpub, 350 W 11th St, Bloomington

Friday, August 29, 5:00 p.m.

Buy tickets at! Kick off Labor Day weekend with good food, good beer, and good music at this outdoor concert hosted by Upland Brewing Co. Every year, this festival seeks out the best grassroots music the Midwest has to offer and pairs it with Indiana grassroots beer. You go have fun, and the proceeds are generously donated to Sycamore! This year, Lydia Loveless will open the show, followed by…  [Read More]

Li'l Hikers spend an exciting afternoon exploring Leonard Springs. Photo by Carroll Ritter.

Li’l Hikers Water World

Leonard Springs Nature Park

Saturday, September 6, 2-4 p.m.

Join David Rupp for a one-mile hike around this fantastic Bloomington city park. The importance of water conservation will be the theme of this hike, as Leonard Springs contains a waterfall, wetland, and a history of providing water for the city of Bloomington. As always, the children will be encouraged to explore and ask questions. Li’l Hikers outings welcome children age 12 and under. Free for Sycamore members. For non-members,…  [Read More]

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Landowner Workshop

Harrison County Community Foundation

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Love your land? We can help you protect it…forever. We help private landowners achieve their personal conservation goals. Come learn about options to protect your natural area or family farm, including the Harrison County Land Conservation Program. Light refreshments will be provided. The Harrison County Community Foundation is located at 1523 Foundation Way NE in Corydon. Can’t attend? We’ll send you an information packet! Please contact us to request one. …  [Read More]

Annual Celebration 2014: From the Knobstone to the Nile

Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center

Friday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.

Join nearly 400 other Sycamore Land Trust supporters for an evening of camaraderie and inspiration! This year’s keynote address will be by David Banks, a Sycamore board member in our formative years, graduate of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and now the director of The Nature Conservancy’s Africa program. You’ll also enjoy a huge silent auction, drinks from Upland Brewing Co. and Oliver Winery, dinner, and music by…  [Read More]

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Weekly Meditation Benefit

Touchstone Wellness, Bloomington

Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45 pm

Touchstone Wellness Massage & Yoga hosts a weekly Mindful Meditation session that offers you a brief respite from your busy day, while raising money for Sycamore Land Trust. These sessions are free and open to anyone who wishes to try the simple practice of sitting in stillness. There is a very short introduction to meditation at the beginning of each gathering to orient first-timers. The style of meditation is breath-centered…  [Read More]