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

Wetland Birding Walk at Beanblossom Bottoms: May 1

Join guest hike leader Cathy Meyer for a wetland birding adventure along the boardwalk and other trails at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve. RSVP here.

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“The Balancer”: A Snapshot of Local Conservation in the 1960s

Three issues of the local conservation newspaper The Balancer were shared with us by Barbara Restle, who donated the first parcel of land to Sycamore Land Trust that would become our Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve.  The Balancer was produced in the mid-1960’s when she was one of the five Soil and Water Conservation Supervisors for […]

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Arbor Day Tree Giveaway at Bloomingfoods

This year marks the 150th anniversary of National Arbor Day.  As a proud member of the Alliance for Community Trees, an Arbor Tree Foundation program, Sycamore Land Trust will celebrate by expanding our annual “Arbor Day Tree Giveaway” to distribute more than 800 native tree saplings for free in southern Indiana. On Saturday, April 30, […]

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Round Up With Bloomingfoods Positive Change Program

During the month of April, support Sycamore Land Trust by rounding up your purchase at Bloomingfoods in Bloomington through the Positive Change Program. Learn more at

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