Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving Southern Indiana since 1990



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Bug Fest

Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at IU

Saturday, June 27, 10 am-3 pm

Bug Fest is a family-friendly festival with games and information about dragonflies, butterflies, spiders, and more! A free community event at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at IU sponsored by various local organizations including Sycamore Land Trust.               

A great example of fungi at Scarlet Oak Woods.

Weekday Walkers: Ferns, Moss, and Fungi

Scarlet Oak Woods

Tuesday, June 30, 9:30-11:30 am

There are lots of things growing in a forest besides trees and wildflowers. What is a plant, and what is not? Join David Rupp on this naturalist hike pondering the taxonomy of the little things at our feet. This walk will move slowly but still cover the trails of Scarlet Oak Woods in northeast Monroe County. Open to the first 25 people who respond. RSVP by 6/28. To RSVP, email…  [Read More]

Photo of a Monarch Butterfly by Jeff Danielson.

Li’l Hikers: Butterfly Summer

Porter West Preserve

Sunday, July 12, 10-11:30 am

David Rupp will lead the children on a trek through the fields and forests of Porter West Preserve in search of butterflies and caterpillars. Which species can we find, and what plants do they prefer? We will find out together on this 190-acre preserve in western Monroe County! Plus we will explore the magic of metamorphosis through a group game and activity. Open to the first 25 people who respond….  [Read More]

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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]