Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving Southern Indiana since 1990



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Hoosier Hikers Council Workdays

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill (Brown County)

Third Saturdays, 9 am-3 pm

We are thankful that the Hoosier Hikers Council’s current project is to build a trail at our Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill. They meet the third Saturday of each month and they welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities! Learn more about what to expect here. We hope you’ll lend a hand! Details from the HHC crew: Due to limited parking availability at the work site, we’ll meet…  [Read More]

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Trevlac Bluffs Garlic Mustard Pull

State Road 45 in western Brown County

Friday, May 8, 1 – 5 p.m.

Garlic mustard needs to be pulled at this state-dedicated nature preserve, one of the most important natural areas in the state. There will be time to walk a new trail to a view on top of the bluff. Bring work gloves and dress for the outdoors. Garlic mustard is really easy to uproot! Meet at Sycamore’s office to carpool from Bloomington at 1 p.m., or meet at the preserve at…  [Read More]

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Breakfast with the Birds

Eagle Slough Natural Area

Saturday, May 16, 8:30-11 am Central time

Please join us for a lovely morning at Eagle Slough Natural Area!                         Birding tours and breakfast will be available from 8:30-10, followed by a brief presentation about Sycamore Land Trust at 10:00 while breakfast continues. Afterwards, we invite you to enjoy the company of fellow nature lovers and explore the preserve more fully! Breakfast will include bagels and…  [Read More]

Bring your Li'l Hikers to explore the importance of preserving forest ecosystems.

Li’l Hikers: Friends of the Forest

Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill

Sunday, May 17, 2-4 pm

Explore this 600-acre preserve in eastern Brown County with David Rupp. This preserve is part of the largest block of contiguous forest in Indiana. The children will discover what kinds of plants and animals thrive in this ecosystem and why it’s important. Bring your little environmentalist for an afternoon of learning how each person, no matter what age, can make a difference in protecting our woods. A snack will be…  [Read More]