Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature

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Sycamore Land Trust

Events

Hoosier Hikers Council Workdays

Third Saturdays, 9 am-3 pm

We are thankful that the Hoosier Hikers Council’s current project is to build a trail at our Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill. A two-mile loop trail will be finished Spring 2016, and then work will begin on an additional trail south of the existing one. Many Sycamore members have helped with this exciting project. Please consider joining HHC for a workday! HHC workdays are on Third Saturdays and…  [Read More]

Weekday Walkers: Migratory Birds

Wednesday, October 4, 10am-2pm

Led by conservation expert Lee Sterrenburg, hikers will learn about the importance of the Bean Blossom Creek corridor to migratory birds while hiking  the upper trail of Trevlac Bluffs. Participants will also visit the Little Africa property on Lake Lemon’s South Shore Drive, and finish with a stop at a private property on Lake Lemon. RSVP here or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee…  [Read More]

Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Sam Shine Foundation Preserve

Monday, October 16th, 12:30-4 pm

We’ll continue work on Asian bush honeysuckle and other invasive species at one of our newer preserves, Sam Shine Foundation Preserve, along Beanblossom Creek. Register here or contact John Lawrence at john@sycamorelandtrust.org or 812-336-5382 ext.105.

27th Anniversary Annual Celebration

Monroe Convention Center

Friday, October 20th, 6-9 pm

Celebrate another great year of conservation with friends and colleagues. Inspiring and educational speeches, live music, local wine and beer, and a fabulous silent auction make this a memorable night in support of Sycamore’s mission. Tickets will go on sale in June ($75 per person, $500 per table of 8). To learn about becoming a table sponsor, contact Ann Connors: 812-336-5382 ext. 104 or ann@sycamorelandtrust.org. Follow this link for more…  [Read More]

Weekday Walkers: Greene County Tour

Tuesday, November 7, 10am-1pm

Explore culture sites of interest in Greene County as we visit Tulip Trestle with Purdue Extension Coordinator Malea Huffman then we will hike the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum. Meeting location TBD RSVP here or call 812-336-5382 ext. 100 for more info. Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online today.

REEL ROCK Film Tour

Sunday, November 12, 7:30pm

  The REEL ROCK Film Tour was founded in 2006 by filmmakers from Big Up Productions and Sender Films. The tour brings the best of climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences around the world and promises to entertain audiences through high intensity adventure films, prize giveaways, and community partnerships. The Bloomington screening of REEL ROCK is produced in partnership with Mountain Folk Adventure to raise funds…  [Read More]

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Thursday, November 16, 1-4pm

Touch the Earth Natural Area

Privet, autumn olive, and other invasive bushes will be our target as we continue follow-up from a recent large-scale control project at Touch the Earth Natural Area. Register here or contact John Lawrence at john@sycamorelandtrust.org or 812-336-5382 ext.105.

Holiday Open House

Friday, December 1, 5-8pm

Sycamore members are invited to this festive party with carolers, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a crackling fire, and plenty of merriment at Cedar Crest, our headquarters.

Little Hikers: Habitats

Sunday December 3, 12-2pm

Explore habitats of creek, meadow, and upland woods at Yellowwood Farm, a conservation easement in Brown Co. We will discuss the components of a habitat and explore the differences and similarities of the areas we visit. RSVP here or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online today.

New Year’s Resolution Hike

Saturday, January 6, 12-2pm

Be healthy. Be active. Be immersed in the beautiful Brown County Hills. Join us for hike that is sure to burn off some of those holiday pounds at the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill. RSVP here or or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online today.

Little Hikers: Who’s Been Here?

Sunday, January 7, 12-2pm

Good questions often to lead to wonderful discoveries. We’ll read a few pages of a book by Lindsey Barrett George then get on our way to using our senses and asking “who’s been here?” at Bean Blossom Bottoms Nature Preserve. RSVP here or or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online today.

Solitude Hike

Saturday, February 3, 12-2pm

Often interpretive hikes involve so much discussion that you may never be fully aware of the sights and sounds around you. Join this hike to quietly explore The Cedars with shared readings and inspirational quotes along the way. RSVP here or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online today.

Little Hikers: Pine Needle Tea

Saturday, February 10, 12-2pm

We will learn how to identify local evergreens, including the white pine, which we will use to make a delicious and nutritious tea to warm our souls on this winter day. Join us at our headquarters, Cedar Crest, located at 4898 E Heritage Woods Road. RSVP here or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online…  [Read More]

Weekday Walkers: Fresh Air & Fitness

Thursday, February 15, 10am-12pm

Enjoy a refreshing winter hike through meadow, creek, and upland forest at Yellowwood Farm, a conservation easement located at the edge of Yellowwood State Forest in Brown County. Meet at 9:30 in the Bloomingfoods East parking lot. RSVP here or call (812)-336-5382 x100 for more info.  Hikes are free for members; fee for non-members is $5/person or $10/family. You can become a member by donating online today.