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June 13, 2018 – by Ann Connors, Development Director This article originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. Why are our favorite memories so often about being outdoors? There’s something about playing, hiking, and relaxing in nature that refreshes us and helps prepare us for the other parts of our...  [Read More]
Stewardship Report
June 13, 2018 – by Chris Fox, Land Stewardship Manager This article originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with...  [Read More]
Land Protection Update
June 7, 2018 – by John Lawrence, Assistant Director This article originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. Bigger is better for nature preserves. And in the first four months of 2018, Sycamore completed four projects covering 172 acres that were all additions to existing natural areas. Larger contiguous areas...  [Read More]
Fossil Fun
June 7, 2018 – by Shayna Steingard, SPEA Communications Fellow This article originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. When you think about it, many of us spent our childhoods dreaming of growing up and wearing khaki. Specifically, the beige pocket-covered vests, wide-brimmed hats, and high ankle boots worn by...  [Read More]
The Native Plant Project
June 7, 2018 – By Abby Henkel, Communications Director, and Shane Gibson, Environmental Education Director This article originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. “Life finds a way.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park Dr. Malcolm was referring to dinosaurs in his legendary quote about adaptation, but it applies just...  [Read More]
Tick season? No problem.
May 15, 2018 – by Abby Henkel, Communications Director Anyone else feel like 2018 has gone from the Long Night (a la Game of Thrones) right into summer? Suddenly we’re basking in the heat of the summer sun, which I love, but along with that come ticks galore and poison ivy creeping along the forest path and up my ankles. I’m looking at you, climate change (but that’s another conversation). But don’t let these...  [Read More]
In Memory
April 24, 2018 – Herbert “Herb” W. Hoover Herbert Wyle Hoover, a proud Hoosier, father, and Columbus, Indiana native, recently passed away on March 12, 2018 at age 59. Herb, as his friends and family called him, was a lifelong lover of nature and a passionate member of Sycamore Land Trust. His great work in conservation will always be remembered. Herb helped found and served on the Board of Directors of Gnaw Bone Camp...  [Read More]
Hiking with Dogs
April 10, 2018 – There’s nothing like enjoying the great outdoors with a good hike, and nothing makes it better than with our best friends — dogs. They appreciate the experience of meandering through the woods as much as us we do, but in order to make it safe and enjoyable for everyone, please be sure you keep our dogs close by and on a leash. There are several reasons to always keep your dogs...  [Read More]
Join Team Sycamore in the 2018 Climate Ride
March 12, 2018 – by Tom Zeller, Sycamore member and former board member When embarking on the challenge of the Climate Ride in 2015, I knew it would be a challenge but also fun. Turns out I overestimated the challenges, both physical and fundraising, and waaay underestimated how much fun the ride would be. For one thing, Team Sycamore was simply a great group of people from Bloomington and I made some awesome new...  [Read More]
Stewardship Update
February 27, 2018 – By Chris Fox, Land Stewardship Manager This article originally appeared in the winter/spring 2018 issue of The Twig, our 24-page member newsletter. To read more from this issue, click here. To become a member and receive The Twig in the mail, become a member. What do we mean when we talk about land stewardship? Generally defined, it’s the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s...  [Read More]