Special Events

Soarin’ Hawk: Owls of the Area

Friday, December 9, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. Volunteers from Soarin’ Hawk will bring several owls common to the area and share information about each one. After the presentation, Bob Walton of Soarin’ Hawk will lead a short owl hike and teach us how to “call down” owls. Bring a flashlight if you want. Dress for the trails and the weather. Fun for all ages.

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Seeds Animals Eat in Winter

Wednesday, December 21, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. (For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult). Using a variety of seeds found on the marsh, we’ll start with a hands-on activity in the barn, then go outside to explore the “grocery store” of the marsh, looking for plants with seeds and who might be eating them. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.

Walk the Winter Woods

Saturday, January 14, from 9:00am to 10:30am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn for a walk through the woods, learning how to identify trees by the buds that were set months earlier, the trees’ bark, and the adaptations they make to living on a wetland. We’ll start in the barn exploring parts of trees and testing our skills, then hike the trails that wind through our woods. Fun for all ages.

Short Hikes for Short Legs: What Lives Under the Snow?

Wednesday, January 18, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. (For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult.) Snow is beautiful, but have you ever thought about what lives beneath it? We’ll start in the barn with “snow boxes” to discover and identify what animals winter on the marsh. Then we’ll hike looking for tracks and trying to find animal homes. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.

Celebrate World Wetlands Day with a Wetland Hike

Thursday, February 2, from 10:00am to 11:30am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. Join people all around the world who are also celebrating World Wetlands Day as we explore some of the preserve’s trails and learn more about why wetlands are so important to us all. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.

Celebrate World Wetlands Day

Thursday, February 2, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Meet at the Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne. People all over the world will be celebrating the importance of wetlands today! Join Betsy Yankowiak, LRWP’s Director of Preserves and Programs, to learn more about wetlands, why they are important, and what you can do to help preserve and restore wetlands around you.

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Winter Birds of Eagle Marsh

Wednesday, February 15, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn.(For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult.) Many birds, including owls, eagles and herons, spend the winter at our preserves. In the barn we’ll learn about these birds and others using life-sized models. Can you fit inside an eagles’ nest? Ride on their wings? Then we’ll hike to look for winter birds, the signs they leave at the marsh, and the plants that feed them. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.

Prairies in Winter

Saturday, February 18, from 9:00am to 10:30am

Meet at the Arrowhead Prairie parking lot. Prairies are an important ecosystem within our wetlands even in winter. Join us as we hike the preserve looking for the birds and other wildlife that live there and the winter plants that feed them. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.


 

 

Corporate sponsorships are available for all events.
Please contact info@lrwp.org for additional information.

Cancellations

Please Note: All programs are cancelled if Southwest Allen County Schools close due to inclement weather. Our hikes are cancelled if the wind chill is 10 °F or colder.