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

Construction is Complete on a New Wetland in Monroe County

Construction is now complete on a new wetland at our Fix-Stoelting Preserve in Monroe County, where we are restoring farmland to thriving wetland habitat. Wetlands are critical to support threatened and endangered wildlife and keep our water, soils, and air clean, yet more than 85% of Indiana’s wetlands have been lost. How is a new wetland created?  With the […]

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A “Prescription” for Burns: Two Burns Planned This Fall

Sycamore is preparing to use prescribed fire for habitat restoration at two preserves this fall: Sam Shine Foundation Preserve with Habitat Solutions and Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Prescribed fire is called that for a reason – like with medication to heal a wound, planning for a burn involves […]

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Over 25,000 Trees Planted!

This spring and summer we planted over 25,500 trees in our Beanblossom Creek Conservation Area to help restore native bottomland forest habitat at Sam Shine Foundation Preserve, Fix-Stoeling Preserve, and Skylar’s World Forest. Our Summer Intern Ben Sebastian, who helped by hand-planting areas the tractor couldn’t reach, wanted to know more about the impact such […]

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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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