Sycamore Land Trust

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Sycamore Land Trust

Events

Third Thursday Preserve-A-Preserve Day

Tangeman Woods (Bartholomew County)

Thursday, March 15, 1-4pm

Help us maintain and beautify Tangeman Woods  along State Road 46 by assisting with trail work and roadside trash pick-up. This event is free. To register, RSVP here or email john@sycamorelandtrust.org.  

Sycamore Branches: Nature Trivia

Friendly Beasts Cider Company (Bloomington)

Thursday, March 22, 7-9pm

Question Master Austin Roach is scheming to stump participants yet again with his clever questions about all things nature. Bring a team to the Friendly Beasts Cider Company or join a team when you arrive. Our young adults group hosts this event, but all ages are welcome. Free to participate; drinks are on you.  

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 20, 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 john@sycamorelandtrust.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 john@sycamorelandtrust.org  

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 tree seedling (we’ll have many favorite Hoosier varieties), renew your membership, buy some Sycamore swag, and help us spread the love of trees all over southern Indiana.

Little Hikers: Wetland Exploration

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve (Monroe County)

Sunday, April 29, 12-2pm

The flooded bottomlands at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in northwestern Monroe County provide critical habitat for many plants and animals. Get your feet wet and discover benthic macro invertebrates, pollywogs, crustaceans, and more. Little Hikers is for kids and their guardians. 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.

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 john@sycamorelandtrust.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)

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, March 16, 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 john@sycamorelandtrust.org.

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]