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Big News! 56 Acres Acquired Adjacent to the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill

Sycamore Land Trust is excited to announce the addition of 56 acres of protected land to the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, thanks to the generous support of the Laura Hare Charitable Trust and Sycamore members. “This property was available for sale on the open market,” explains Rob McCrea, Sycamore’s Land Preservation Director. […]

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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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“Nature’s Best Hope,” a Conversation with Doug Tallamy

Join Sycamore Land Trust for a conversation with Doug Tallamy, entomologist and author of Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard. In this virtual Zoom lecture and Q&A, Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, […]

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“Leave No Trace” Hike at Touch the Earth Natural Area

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Collecting Native Seeds at Sycamore’s Preserves

Sycamore has been collecting seeds from native plants like milkweed and ironweed at Sycamore preserves this fall with the help of Indiana Native Seed Communities, a group that promotes growing with locally-sourced seeds to produce hardy plants adapted to our region. These seeds will be grown in a dedicated greenhouse and the plants will be […]

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Mussels on Sycamore’s Preserves

Rainbow mussel While monitoring a remote property in Green County, our Land Stewardship Director Chris Fox found these two species of mussel shells on a hike through Clifty Creek. Mussels have a fascinating and odd life cycle and are very important to the health of our ecosystem. They act as natural filters and are indicators […]

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