Beanblossom Creek Wildlife Camera Project

A new window into the world of southern Indiana wildlife, our 2021 Wildlife Camera Project has released 20 minutes of wildlife footage captured on our nature preserves surrounding Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in Monroe County. Sycamore wants to get to know the animals that live on the land we protect. This summer, we set up […]

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Responsible Recreation

Parks, trails, and natural areas across the country have had many more visitors recently, including Sycamore’s public nature preserves. It’s great to get outside! Just remember that safety, courtesy, and protecting nature always come first. Do your part and follow these rules if you venture out for a hike: If a parking area is full, […]

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The Twig

The Twig is our print newsletter that comes out three times a year. Members receive The Twig free in the mail, and anyone is welcome to read it online. Learn about conservation news, outdoors events, environmental education stories, and much more.

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Latest News

A Conversation with Allisyn-Marie Gillet: “It Takes a Village to Raise a Chick”

Join us at 7pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022, for a “It Takes a Village to Raise a Chick,” a virtual lecture and Q&A with Allisyn-Marie Gillet, Ornithologist at Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Indiana DNR monitors and manages more than 50 at-risk bird species, each facing their own unique suite of threats. Alli will […]

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Conservation Connection Field Day 2022 Beanblossom Creek

Sycamore is partnering with Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and local landowners to host a conservation field event for landowners. Participants will visit various non-public properties to learn more about forest stand improvement, invasive plant control, wetland restoration, and tree and shrub planting.

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Wildlife Photos from Skylar’s World Forest by Toby Cheeseman

Twenty-three acres of native trees were planted this spring to create Skylar’s World Forest at our Dan Efroymson Preserve. Toby Cheeseman lives next door and his beautiful backyard photography has been documenting the bald eagles and other wildlife who rely on this protected habitat. Below are just a few of Toby’s photos of the animals […]

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“BioBlitz” with Indiana Academy of Sciences at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

Our “BioBlitz” at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in partnership with Indiana Academy of Science was a great success, highlighting the remarkable biodiversity at this wetland preserve and the importance of Indiana’s remaining wetland habitat. More than 70 scientists joined Sycamore on June 4 and 5, splitting into 13 taxonomic teams for an intensive field study focused […]

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