The Friends of Turkey Run and Shades State Parks will hold their annual silent auction during the Eagles in Flight Weekend, January 27 - 29. Please donate good crafts, art, books, clothing, foods, gift certificates or any other items that others would find bid-worthy.
The Friends are focusing on trail preservation in 2017 and will use money raised from the silent auction for this project. Please text 765-569-5148 or email email@example.com to arrange for item pickup; or drop items off at the Nature Center at Turkey Run by Sunday, January 22, 2017.
The fence around the Lusk Heritage Garden is aging and in poor structural condition. On Saturday, Sept 24 around 8:00 am, we will begin the 1st phase in preparation for a new fence. We plan to dismantle the Lusk Garden fence. We are looking for volunteers to assist in this process. It will involve removing the pickets and braces and current posts, also carrying the wood to a nearby hauler. There will also be some pulling and hammering off the pickets and braces.
If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please let us know. We would love to have some new faces!
Looking for something fun to do on Saturday morning? Come listen to the Chicago's Children's Choir on May 17, 10:30 am at the Turkey Run State Park Amphitheater!
Facebook followers of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources can “talk” online with interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein about fossils on Wednesday, May 11, from 2-3 p.m. EDT, on the DNR’s Facebook wall.Goldstein will discuss fossils in Indiana, how to identify them and what fossils tell us about ancient Indiana. Participants are invited to join the conversation and ask questions.
Future topics, instructions on how to join a conversation on Facebook, and commenting guidelines are posted at dnr.IN.gov/7315.htm.
To join a chat, go to the DNR’s Facebook wall, facebook.com/INdnr, and click “like” (if you are not already a “friend”).
You may begin typing questions during the time slot. The DNR experts will answer questions as time allows.
Name: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853
Hello all Gardeners,
It is May, garden season is really here. Last week was a questionable weather day, but a good day for working in the garden. A few gardeners showed up and we got work and chores done. A couple could stay a short time, but that worked out well. They did some weeding and harvesting while at the garden. Every little bit helps. We moved some more wood chips to the paths. We harvested rhubarb and asparagus. And thinned a few of the perimeter perennials. We could see a start of the lettuce and onions planted the prior week. We planted some kale, carrots , beets, radishes and turnips. This coming garden day we will be getting more seeds in the plots. The next garden day will be Wednesday May 4 at 9:30 AM. If you can only come for a short time come anyway. All help will contribute to this garden.
See you Wednesday.
Hello Gardeners, Last Wednesday was cool and cloudy, a few gardeners came and we did some weeding. And dug and potted a few plants for a plant sale. Also placed label stakes by the perimeter perennials .Thanks Karen for making them. We also had a mini conference about replacing the fence around the garden. The current one is deteriorating and besides weak and falling apart, it is not keeping the rabbits out. Our next gardening day will be next Wednesday April 13 at 10 AM. We did not move any of the wood chips to the paths, so that will be one of the projects. As any gardener knows weeding is always something to be done. Hope the day will be nice weather and inviting for outdoor work Hope to see you there.
Beata St. Clair