Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust


Member Mixer

Upland West Side Beer Bar

Wednesday, August 15, 4-7pm

  Sycamore is throwing a Member Mixer and pint night at Upland’s West Side Beer Bar (4060 W Profile Parkway, Bloomington)! Join us on Wednesday, August 15 from 4-7pm for this free, family-friendly event. It’s a way to connect with other Hoosiers who love the land and Sycamore. We hope you’ll join us! We’ll have yard games and free Laughing Planet snacks, and Upland will have a pint special in…  [Read More]

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve (northwest Brown County)


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

We’ll work on a trail re-route at Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve, on top of the scenic bluff that features a rare stand of eastern hemlocks. Meet at Cedar Crest to carpool. This event is free. To register for this event, RSVP here or email  

Sycamore Branches: Hike & Brew

Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve (Monroe County)

Saturday, August 18, 10am

Our young adults group leads this morning hike at the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve, a scenic peninsula on Lake Monroe. Parking is very limited, so all attendees must meet at Scenic View to carpool. Join us for an optional lunch/beer afterward at Scenic View. The hike is free; lunch is on you.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging


Details TBD

Volunteer with Sycamore staff to help scientists learn more about migrating monarchs. We will catch monarch butterflies and place a small tag on each one, before releasing them to continue their journey to Mexico. The monarch population has declined more than 90%, and researchers are trying to learn more about the population and migration of this fascinating creature. The date is dependent on weather and migration, so sign up for our e-news…  [Read More]

Trees of Scarlet Oak Woods

Scarlet Oak Woods (Monroe County)

Sunday, September 9, 9-10:30am

Learn to identify trees by leaf, branch, and bark in this fun and educational hike at Scarlet Oak Woods  led by Josh Wagner of Wagner Forestry. 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.

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest (eastern Greene County)

Thursday, September 20, 8:45am-1pm

Trail work, autumn olive and other invasive bushes will be our targets at Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest, a scenic preserve just off SR 45. Meet at the Bloomington Sam’s Club to carpool. Lunch is included! This event is free. To register for this event, RSVP here or email  

28th Annual Celebration

Monroe Convention Center (Bloomington)

Saturday, October 6, 5:30pm

Tickets for our annual fundraising event go on sale in July! We sold out early last year, so sign up for our e-news to be the first to know. See our official event page for more information.

Third Thursday Preserve-a-Preserve Day

Sam Shine Foundation Preserve (northern Monroe County)

Thursday, October 18, 12:30-4pm

We’ll clean up trash at a newer addition to the Sam Shine Foundation Preserve, and also continue work on Asian bush honeysuckle and other invasives. Meet at the Kroger on North Kinser Pike to carpool. This event is free. To register for this event, RSVP here or email