May 19 – A Night of Nocturnal Insects

May 19 – A Night of Nocturnal Insects
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Moths, cicadas, beetles, and more. Join Glené Mynhardt, an entomologist at Hanover College and a new Oak Heritage board member, for a peek at the night life that surrounds us. Glené and her students will set up sheets with black lights to attract nocturnal insects. Event is free, but RSVP is required. Click here to […]

April 18 – Wildflower Walk at Lebline Woods Nature Preserve

April 18 – Wildflower Walk at Lebline Woods Nature Preserve
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Swaths of bluebells, blankets of trillium, and more. Join new Oak Heritage Board member Jamie Schantz for casual wildflower walks at Lebline Woods Nature Preserve near Seymour, Indiana. There are no trails at the preserve, but the woods have an open understory. RSVP required, but the event is free! Click here to RSVP for the […]

April 10 – Wildflower Walks at Sunman’s Woods

April 10 – Wildflower Walks at Sunman’s Woods
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Join new Oak Heritage Board member Jamie Schantz for casual wildflower walks at Sunman’s Woods Nature Preserves near Sunman, Indiana. There are no trails at the preserve, but the woods have an open understory. RSVP required, but the event is free.  Walks start at 10am and noon. Click here to RSVPp for the 10am walk […]

March 17 – April 22: Jefferson County Park Hop

March 17 – April 22: Jefferson County Park Hop
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The Park Hop is a community-wide scavenger hunt for the whole family. Visit as many parks and nature preserves as you can. Have fun exploring Jefferson County as you go! Click here for all of the details!  

Now – April 22: Online Photo Exhibit + Earth Day Every Day Challenge

Now – April 22: Online Photo Exhibit + Earth Day Every Day Challenge
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This year’s Nature & Farm Photo Contest was inspired by Earth Day (last year was the 50th anniversary!). We asked photographers to take photos that celebrated the planet. These photos are the best of the best – but we need your help selecting a Grand Prize Winner. Check out the winning photos, like this turtle […]

Nature Quest – Sandhill Cranes

Nature Quest – Sandhill Cranes
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Our sixth challenge is now up and ready for you – and it’s all about Sandhill Cranes. Have you seen these 4′ tall birds flying over southeast Indiana? This Nature Quest invites you to learn more about Sandhills. When you’ve completed the Sandhill challenge, enter to win the Nature Quest Grand Prize or try some […]

Nov 17 – Dec 1 – Nature Quest Challenge 5: Animal Evidence (Scat, Tracks, etc!)

Nov 17 – Dec 1 – Nature Quest Challenge 5: Animal Evidence (Scat, Tracks, etc!)
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Our fifth challenge is now up and ready for you – and it’s all about scat, tracks, and the other evidence we can find about wildlife…if we know how to look!  Nature Quest is a fun, free event happening throughout Fall 2020. Families can do Nature Quest together, but still social distance from others. Every […]

Oct 24 – Fall Picnic (Come Social Distance & Celebrate Fall)

Oct 24 – Fall Picnic (Come Social Distance & Celebrate Fall)
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Join us for our first-ever Fall (Carry-Out) Picnic Saturday, Oct 24 at Muscatatuck County Park This is a “Friend-Raiser” not a fundraiser, so we hope lots of families will join us for a fun, socially distanced picnic in nature. RSVP Required. Click here to purchase your tickets.   Tickets are $12 per adult and $10 […]

Oct 21 – Nov 5 – Nature Quest Challenge 4: Spider Webs

Oct 21 – Nov 5 – Nature Quest Challenge 4: Spider Webs
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Nature Quest is a fun, free event happening throughout Fall 2020. Families can do Nature Quest together, but still social distance from others. Every other week, we’ll release a new “challenge” with themes like Monarch Migration, Spider Webs, and more. The challenges ask you to look for animal tracks, draw insect wings, listen for birds, […]

Oct 17 – Intro to Nature Journaling: Afternoon Session

Oct 17 – Intro to Nature Journaling: Afternoon Session
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Slow down and pay attention to nature with this intro to nature journaling. This is kid-friendly (but an adult/kid combo is needed). RSVP is required. Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-nature-journaling-afternoon-session-tickets-122298410839 About this Event   Nature journaling is a good way to slow down and pay attention to nature. Join naturalist Kirsten Carlson in Versailles, where […]