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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2024 Eclipse Information & Preserve Closures

Where will you be on April 8th? A once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse will be visible across most of southern and central Indiana, with totality beginning shortly after 3pm EDT. Sycamore Land Trust is not hosting any viewing events for the eclipse, due to the extreme traffic issues expected during the day. Our Amy Weingartner Branigin […]

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‘Sky Dance’ & Twilight Hike

As spring approaches, a flurry of activity begins in the wetlands, including migration, courtship, and rising waters. The chorus of amphibians during this twilight hike will be the soundtrack as we search the sky for the woodcock’s famous mating ritual, the ‘sky dance.’ Join expert naturalist Cathy Meyer and Sycamore Land Trust for an evening […]

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Celebrate World Wetlands Day Hike

‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing’ is the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2024 to spotlight the connection between wetlands and human life and emphasize the critical need for human stewardship of these essential ecosystems. Celebrate by joining Sycamore Land Trust for a guided hike through Beanblossom Bottoms on World Wetlands Day to experience the majesty […]

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 Watch our stewardship in action at the Sam Shine Foundation Preserve. by Kate Hammel, Communications Director In September, Sycamore began construction at the Sam Shine Foundation Preserve in Monroe County to restore over 60 acres of fallow farm fields back to thriving wetland habitat. This is part of Sycamore’s largest series of habitat restoration […]

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