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Sycamore hosts outdoor events at our nature preserves across southern Indiana, and we’d love to see you. Members receive free admission; suggested donation for non-members is $5 per person or $10 per family. To become a member, click here.

Apr 03

CANCELED: Columbus Hike & Brew

This event has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Join us for a day of educational hikes at Sycamore’s two public nature preserves near Columbus, plus lunch with the group at Upland’s historic Pumphouse restaurant in Columbus. We’ll start at Touch the Earth Natural Area, visit Upland for lunch, then do an afternoon hike at Tangeman Woods.

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Sycamore events are free for members (but lunch is on you)! For non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Not yet a member? You can join today with a donation of just $40 or more, and help us protect and restore nature forever: sycamorelandtrust.org/donate

Apr 16

Third Thursday Volunteer Stewardship Day

Join us for a volunteer workday! No experience necessary. Just be prepared to work hard and enjoy the great outdoors with other volunteers and Sycamore staff.

For our April workday, we’ll travel to the Columbia Mine Preserve for a day of trail maintenance with folks from the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive to Columbia Mine, so plan on spending a full day. This will be a great opportunity to check out one of Sycamore’s largest preserves! Bring binoculars if you have them.

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Meet at Cedar Crest (Sycamore’s office) to carpool: 4898 E Heritage Woods Rd, Bloomington

Apr 21

Woodland Wildflowers Hike

Before the canopy leafs out and shades the sun, spring wildflowers are emerging in the warming woods. Enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds and learn how to use the Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to identify flowers.

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Sycamore hikes are free for members! For non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Not yet a member? You can join today with a donation of just $40 or more, and help us protect and restore nature forever: sycamorelandtrust.org/donate

Apr 24

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Pick up a free native tree seedling, get planting advice, and celebrate everything that makes trees amazing! We’ll also be signing up new and renewing memberships, selling Sycamore swag, and answering your conservation questions. The giveaway will end when supplies run out; stay tuned to our Facebook event for updates.

TREE SPECIES

Based on the most popular species and tree types from previous years, we’ve picked four wonderful, wildlife-friendly tree species for 2020. We’re so grateful to the Indiana Department of Nature Resources for donating the seedlings!

     

VOLUNTEER

Interested in volunteering? We have opportunities on Thursday, April 23 prepping trees from 9am-noon, and on Friday (various times) handing out trees and answering people’s questions. Contact abby@sycamorelandtrust.org for more info.

Apr 29

Little Hikers: What’s in a Watershed?

Where does water come from? Where does it go? And how do wetlands help people and animals? Join us at Beanblossom Bottoms to conduct a watershed experiment and search for animal life living in the water of the preserve!

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Sycamore hikes are free for members! For non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Not yet a member? You can join today with a donation of just $40 or more, and help us protect and restore nature forever: sycamorelandtrust.org/donate

Apr 29

Sky Dance & Twilight Hike

Come celebrate spring with a twilight hike! Spring brings a flurry of activity including migration, mating, and rising waters in the wetlands. Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve provides excellent habitat for many species of frogs and toads and is also home to nesting woodcocks.

The chorus of amphibians during this twilight hike will be the backdrop as we search the sky for the woodcock’s famous mating ritual, the “sky dance.”

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Sycamore hikes are free for members! For non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Not yet a member? You can join today with a donation of just $40 or more, and help us protect and restore nature forever: sycamorelandtrust.org/donate

May 16

Early American History Hike

Explore our region’s native past and present. We will begin by acknowledging the land’s original indigenous stewards, then discuss Native American history, culture, and practices as we hike this beautiful trail. Hike leader Amy Ransford is a historian whose research centers on Native and European peoples in the colonial Hudson River Watershed.

Come learn more about these aspects of indigenous history here in southern Indiana while experiencing the beautiful outdoors.

Parking is limited. Carpooling and meeting location TBA a week prior to event.

RSVPs are required: sycamorelandtrust.org/hike-rsvp

Sycamore hikes are free for members; for non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per person, $10 per family. Become a member at sycamorelandtrust.org/donate. Thank you!

May 21

Third Thursday Volunteer Stewardship Day

Join us for a volunteer workday! No experience necessary. Just be prepared to work hard and enjoy the great outdoors with other volunteers and Sycamore staff.

For our May workday, we’ll be at the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve (Monroe County) to pull invasive garlic mustard. We’ve made significant progress in the past and are excited to build on this work!

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Meet at Cedar Crest (Sycamore’s office) to carpool: 4898 E Heritage Woods Rd, Bloomington

Jun 09

Beginning Bird Watching

This class is for anyone who is interested in birdwatching but doesn’t know where to begin, including the young and the young at heart. We’ll begin with a short presentation on the basics of bird identification and suggestions on equipment you might need. Then we’ll take a walk through the forest, meadow, creek, and gardens around our office to put your new skills to use.

If you already have some, bring your binoculars!

RSVPs required at the link below.

Sycamore hikes are free for members; for non-members, the suggested donation is $5 per person, $10 per family. Become a member at sycamorelandtrust.org/donate. Thank you!

Jun 18

Third Thursday Volunteer Stewardship Day

Join us for a volunteer workday! No experience necessary. Just be prepared to work hard and enjoy the great outdoors with other volunteers and Sycamore staff.

For our June workday, we’ll be pulling invasive garlic mustard at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in Ellettsville. Meet in the parking lot on Woodall Rd.

RSVPs are required at the link below.