Events Little Hikers: Night Experience Touch the Earth Natural Area (Bartholomew County) Friday, April 6, time TBA What is night vision? Why do owls see better at night than people? How do bats catch their food? Our hiking group for kids and their guardians will answer these questions and more while experiencing the transition from daylight to dark at Touch the Earth Natural Area. 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… [Read More] Third Thursday Preserve-A-Preserve Day Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve (Monroe County) Thursday, April 19, 9am-1pm We’ll pull invasive garlic mustard at this lovely preserve on Lake Monroe at the Amy Weingartner Branigan Peninsula Preserve, and afterwards enjoy a light lunch provided by Sycamore. Please plan to carpool from our office due to limited parking. This event is free. To register, RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Garlic Mustard Workday Scarlet Oak Woods (Monroe County) Wednesday, April 25, 1-4pm We’ll return to Scarlet Oak Woods for another off-trail hike to a scenic creek valley filled with native wildflowers, this time to pull garlic mustard. This event is free. To register, RSVP here or email email@example.com Volunteer Tree Seedling Prep Cedar Crest Thursday, April 26, 9:30am-12:00pm Help us prepare for our annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway by wrapping native tree seedlings! We’ll get them ready to hand out to individuals at our giveaway on April 27. Because last year’s event was so popular, the Indiana DNR has donated more seedlings than ever before — 300! — so we’ll need all hands on deck. This outdoor volunteer activity takes place at Sycamore headquarters in Bloomington. We’ll fill… [Read More] Weekday Walkers: Bartholomew County Tour Touch the Earth Natural Area & Tangeman Woods Thursday, April 26, 10am We will start the morning with a walk and discussion of area history at Touch the Earth Natural Area, then enjoy lunch at Upland Pump House that overlooks the White River. Follow that with an afternoon walk at Tangeman Woods. Meet at Bloomingfoods East at 9:15am to join the carpool/caravan. 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… [Read More] Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Bloomingfoods East (Bloomington) Friday, April 27, 11am-5pm Our annual native tree seedling giveaway is back, and bigger than ever! Stop by Bloomingfoods East for a free native tree seedling (see species below), renew your membership, buy some Sycamore swag, and help us spread the love of trees all over southern Indiana. Tree species Black gum Black walnut Hazelnut Pawpaw Pecan River birch Shagbark hickory If you’ve got your heart set on a specific type, come… [Read More] CANCELLED – Little Hikers: Wetland Exploration Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve Sunday, April 29, 12-2pm This event has been cancelled due to trail construction at Beanblossom Bottoms. Garlic Mustard Workday Fix-Stoelting Preserve (Monroe County) Tuesday, May 1, 1-4pm Join us to pull garlic mustard and pick up roadside trash at Fix-Stoelting Preserve, a newer preserve along Beanblossom Creek. This event is free. To register for this event, RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wings & Wildflowers Hike Porter West Preserve (Monroe County) Saturday, May 5, 10am-12pm Spring brings new life to the landscape, including wildflowers and migratory birds. The varied habitats of Porter West include pond, scrubby bottomland, and upland forest, and provide wonderful viewing opportunities of flora and fauna. Before or after the hike, visit neighboring Eco Logic’s native plant sale and add beauty and habitat elements to your home. RSVP here or call 812-336-5382 ext. 100 for more info. Hikes are free for members; fee for… [Read More] Weekday Walkers: Bluebirds & Martins Private Preserve (Greene County) Wednesday, May 9, 10 am Join us at a 90-acre private preserve to learn about building, maintenance, and properly monitoring of bluebird and martin boxes. Our hike will take us through open meadow, early succession forest, and the edge of two ponds. Bring binoculars, and an appetite if you’d like to eat lunch afterward at the nearby historical Yoho General Store. RSVP here or call 812-336-5382 ext. 100 for more info. Hikes are free for members; fee… [Read More] Third Thursday Preserve-A-Preserve Day Touch the Earth Natural Area (Bartholomew County)Thursday, May 17, 9am-1pm We’ll pull garlic mustard and cut invasive bushes along the edge of Touch The Earth Natural Area. We’ll also share a light lunch provided by Sycamore. This event is free. To register for this event, RSVP here or email email@example.com.