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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.

Nov 03

REEL ROCK Film Tour

The REEL ROCK Film Tour is an annual traveling film festival, each year highlighting a new compilation of incredible rock climbing and outdoor adventure films from Big Up Productions and Sender Films. This year’s films are still in production; stay tuned for updates!

Lovers of climbing, adventure, nature, conservation, documentary film, and exciting stories all love REEL ROCK!

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students w/ID or under 18
Purchase tickets online or at the BCT Box Office (at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater)

Sycamore Land Trust is hosting REEL ROCK here in Bloomington for the third year in a row, along with title sponsors Loren Wood Builders, LLC and Hoosier Heights Bloomington, and sponsors Visit Bloomington and J.L. Waters and Company. All proceeds support Sycamore’s work to preserve land, restore native habitat, and connect people to nature in southern Indiana. REEL ROCK is also supported by the BCT Movie Partner Program through the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Nov 03

Liking Lichen Hike

Join botanical illustrator and naturalist Gillian Harris to discover the wonderful world of lichens and explore these questions: What exactly is a lichen? Where and how do they grow? How do other organisms benefit from lichens?

This takes place at the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill, a 593-acre forested preserve in Brown County, protected forever by Sycamore Land Trust.

RSVPs are required at the link below.

Hikes are free for Sycamore members; suggested donation for non-members is $5 per person or $10 per family. You can become a Sycamore member today with a donation of $40 or more! Learn more and donate online at sycamorelandtrust.org/donate

Dec 05

Owling Hike

UPDATE: This event is full

As the sun sets and the last crow caws, the night comes to life. With a waxing moon at 72% full, we will navigate the renovated pathways of the Bottoms and tune our senses to the creatures of the night. As Jane Yolen writes in her book Owl Moon, “Sometimes there’s an owl and sometimes there isn’t.” But you never know what you might encounter when you immerse yourself in nature.

This takes place at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve, a 733-acre hardwood wetland preserve in Monroe County, protected forever by Sycamore Land Trust. The newly renovated, elevated boardwalk trail is accessible to those with many types of mobility needs. Click here for driving directions and more info, including accessibility specs.

RSVPs are required at the link below. The time will begin at dusk, so timing on here is approximate and will be updated as the date gets closer. On average, sunset on Dec 5 is approximately 5:23 pm.

Hikes are free for Sycamore members; suggested donation for non-members is $5 per person or $10 per family. You can become a Sycamore member today with a donation of $40 or more! Learn more and donate online at sycamorelandtrust.org/donate

Dec 06

Holiday Celebration

Gather together with fellow Sycamore members and our staff for a wintry celebration. Our annual Holiday Open House has been moved to a new location because this party has outgrown our office space! Enjoy appetizers donated by Laughing Planet and local drinks donated by Upland Brewing Co and others as you have good conversations, listen to carolers, and warm up by the fire at this festive Bloomington venue. Sycamore merchandise will be available for sale, just in time for your holiday gift shopping.

This free event is open to all Sycamore members and their guests! No need to RSVP.