Events Calendar

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 26

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

  • Friday, April 26, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our annual native tree giveaway is back, and we can’t wait to help you build habitat in your yard! Join us on Friday, April 26 from 11am-5pm at Bloomingfoods East (3220 E 3rd St, Bloomington).

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 happy to answer all your conservation questions.

Tree species include: red oak, white oak, river birch, and American plum

The giveaway will end when supplies run out; we’ll post on the Facebook event page when that happens. Note that the start time is 11am, not 10am like we accidentally printed in The Twig!

Back for the second year, Upland Brewing Company will be donating $1 from every pitcher and pint of their delicious Campside pale ale to Sycamore, from April 19-26. Celebrate glorious trees and tasty, local beer at the same time.

Thanks to our fabulous event sponsors: Upland Brewing Company, Bloomingfoods, Underground Printing, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Apr 27

Pollinator Day – Purdue Extension Floyd County

  • Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pollinator Day is a free, family-friendly event packed with hands-on activities for all ages. Activities include beehive tours, building your own hummingbird feeder, native bee nest, and butterfly feeder, planting for pollinators, crafts for the kids, and more. There will be classes on bumblebees, monarchs, and planting for birds and butterflies. Local vendors also will be present selling garden and nature related items. Attendees will receive a free t-shirt or tote, a native tree or shrub, and a complimentary lunch, while supplies last. More information on this flyer.

Pollinator Day will be hosted by the Purdue Extension Floyd County at the Purdue Research Park at 3000 Technology Ave., New Albany, IN on April 27, 2019 from 10 am-3pm. This isn’t a Sycamore event; we’re just happy to spread the word!

May 01

Little Hikers: Wetland Walk

Get your family out in the great outdoors and learn from Sycamore’s expert Environmental Education program! At our May event for kids and their caretakers, come explore the wonders hidden below the water’s surface, keep an eye to the sky for the residential bald eagle, and listen closely to the sounds of nature as we traverse the beautiful Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserves.

RSVP’s are required:

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