Sycamore Land Trust

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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]

Sycamore Branches: Nature Scavenger Hunt & Brew

Saturday, June 24, 2pm

Scarlet Oak Woods

Our Sycamore Branches group is planning a fun new activity: Nature Scavenger Hunt, followed by beers and hanging out. There will be fabulous prizes of our latest Sycamore swag! Come with a team formed, or be ready to gather one with people you’ll meet at the event. When: Saturday, June 24 at 2pm Where: Meet at Scarlet Oak Woods, then we’ll hang out at Lennie’s on 10th St. Cost: The scavenger hunt…  [Read More]

Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Restle Natural Area

Thursday, July 20th, 8:30 am-1 pm

Help clean up the historic cemetery at Restle Natural Area, which features a pioneer-era headstone. Lunch is included! Register here or contact John Lawrence at john@sycamorelandtrust.org or 812-336-5382 ext.105.

Celebrate National Moth Week at Eagle Slough

Saturday, July 22nd, 8:30 pm

Come join us for some nighttime entertainment, performed by those tiny to large enchanting insects — the moths! We’ll begin observing these and other nocturnal insects at 8:30 PM Central time on Sat. July 22 at Eagle Slough Natural Area in southern Vanderburgh County. Suggestions: bring bottled water, bug repellent, flashlight (path to blacklight location is dark and also to use for searching nearby foliage). This program will be presented…  [Read More]

Sycamore Branches: Fossil Hike

Saturday, July 29th, 2pm

Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve

Sycamore Branches is taking a crash course in archaeology on our Fossil Hike at Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve. Autumn Brunelle, the Natural Resources Education Specialist for the City of Bloomington, will lead the search for the ancient remains of plants and critters that once lived on these beautiful bluffs. When: Saturday, July 29th from 2-4pm Where: Meet at the south entrance of Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve  and catch a ride with…  [Read More]

Butterflies and Blossoms

Touch the Earth Natural Area

Saturday, August 5th, 1-3 pm

Enjoy the beauty of butterflies and blossoms as you stroll the broad trails of Touch the Earth Natural Area with naturalist and butterfly enthusiast Doug Johnson. You will learn how to identify butterflies, plants, and other common insects. Meet at Touch the Earth. 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…  [Read More]

Little Hikers: Buzzing, Flying, Hopping

Powell Preserve

Saturday, August 12th, 12-2 pm

As summer flowers are in bloom, bees, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, and more are very active. With sweep nets, magnifiers, and our own keen eyesight, we will discover many critters living in this pocket of prairie at the Powell 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.

Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve

Thursday, August 17th, 8:30 am-1 pm

We’ll use backpack sprayer to treat invasive Japanese stiltgrass along the Yellowwood Trail at Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve. We’ll also work on some trail improvements. Lunch is included! Register here or contact John Lawrence at john@sycamorelandtrust.org or 812-336-5382 ext.105.

Sycamore Branches: Insect Hike

Sunday, August 27th, 2pm

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

Join Sycamore Branches as we learn about the secret lives of bees, beetles, butterflies, and all manner of bugs on an Insect Hike through Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve. The Natural Resources Education Specialist for the City of Bloomington, Autumn Brunelle, will take us on an in depth tour of the six-legged creatures calling this preserve home. When: Sunday, August 27th from 2-4pm Where: Carpool to Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve  because parking is…  [Read More]

Little Hikers: Hug a Tree

Scarlet Oak Woods

Saturday, September 9th, 12-2 pm

  Like the human body, a tree has many parts-both visible and hidden-that are essential for its survival. We will explore the trees both living and dead, and find out what is happening inside and around the trees. Meet at Scarlet Oak Woods. 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…  [Read More]

Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest

Thursday, September 21st, 8:45 am-1 pm

Autumn olive and other invasive bushes will be our target at the scenic Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest, just off of State Road 45, along with some trail work. Lunch is included! Register here or contact John Lawrence at john@sycamorelandtrust.org or 812-336-5382 ext.105.

Tree ID Hike

Tangeman Woods

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 am-12 pm

Join Indiana state forester Ben McKinney on a hike through Tangeman Woods to identify trees by leaf and bark. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from an expert. 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.

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. Lunch is included! 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]