Sycamore Land Trust


A Wild Ginger patch at McCormick's Creek. Photo by David Orr.

Weekday Walkers

McCormick’s Creek State Park

Thursday, August 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Escape the summer heat by hiking through the mature forests of Wolf Cave Nature Preserve at McCormick’s Creek State Park with David Rupp. After completing this moderate 2-mile loop, those that want to visit the creek ravine will hike another short loop accessed by a series of stairs. Meet at the Wolf Cave parking lot in the park. To carpool from Bloomington, meet at the Marsh parking lot on Kinser…  [Read More]

Cedar Crest, SLT's headquarters and former home of Lynton K. Caldwell and his wife Helen. Photo by Hugh Hazelrigg.

Board of Directors and Membership Meeting

Cedar Crest, 4898 E. Heritage Woods Rd., Bloomington

Monday, August 11, 5:30-8 p.m.

Sycamore members are invited to a meeting to consider and vote on an update to the Articles of Incorporation (see below for details). We will also have a cookout at the meeting to thank you for your support and celebrate all we’ve accomplished together. Please RSVP by August 7. Email or call 812-336-5382 x100. Details: Did you know next year is our 25th Anniversary? And think how much we’ve…  [Read More]

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.

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 the Kopecky Family Band…  [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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Climate Ride Midwest

Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago

September 6-9

You’re invited to join us on Climate Ride Midwest! Right now, we’re recruiting members for Team Sycamore. You can be part of the fun and raise funds for land conservation at the same time. Sycamore’s Development Director, Sheryl Woodhouse Keese and her husband Brian Keese have registered to ride and encourage others who enjoy biking and want to support local environmental protection efforts to join the Sycamore Land Trust team….  [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

Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center

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

Save the Date! Join us to kick off a year of special activities celebrating Sycamore’s 25th anniversary in 2015!

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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]