Protected Forever

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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Latest News

2021 Annual Celebration: “Taking Care”

  Join your Sycamore Land Trust community for a virtual celebration of habitat restoration in southern Indiana!  Once land is owned by Sycamore, we begin the important work of protecting it through consistent, capable stewardship. This exciting online livestream event will include a closer look at our land stewardship and habitat restoration projects to take […]

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Kids’ Nature Discovery Art Contest

Sycamore invites all young artists and nature lovers to submit their artwork for our Kids’ Nature Discovery Art Contest!  Create a picture of something you can discover in nature and submit it by October 3, 2021, for a chance to be featured in our beautiful 2022 Kid’s Nature Discovery Calendar.  This new, limited-edition calendar will […]

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Our Vital Wetlands

By Kate Hammel, Communications & Membership Director Spring flowers surround the wooden boardwalk in the bottomland forest habitat at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve. Chris Fox Each spring, as the winter world wakes up with the warming soil, the chorus of frogs at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve begins. Soon you can hear them long before you […]

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Wetland Plant Identification Hike: Sedges of Beanblossom Bottoms

Take a virtual hike with Executive Director John Lawrence and Dr. Paul Rothrock, biologist and author of Sedges of Indiana, to explore Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve and learn about the vibrant plant community at this important wetland habitat. Over 200 plant species have been recorded at Beanblossom Bottoms. On this hike, we discover a new […]

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