*April 3: RIP Squad, Prophet’s Rock Woods, and 3-5PM. Meet in the parking lot on Prophet’s Rock Rd. The lot at Prophet’s Rock is small, but there is plenty of parking at Battlefield Park. There is a short trail to the Prophet’s Rock. (Link)
April 3: Café Songbird. Wild Bird Shoppe, 10:30AM. Informal chat session for bird lovers. Bring your photos, experience and stories to share with other bird lovers. (Link)
April 4: Wednesdays in the Wild, Soundscape Ecology: a new science of the biophony, geophony, anthrophony of landscapes. Lilly Nature Center 1-3pm. Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources Professor Bryan Pijanowski will explain some of the advances in sound technology. This fascinating subject covers the use of sound in discovering characteristics of the landscape. (Such as Frog Watch observations) He also point out the need for people to reconnect to the sound of nature. He will have a variety of recordings and address nature sounds in used in the music world.
*April 4: RIP Squad, Celery Bog Nature Area, 3-5pm. Meet at the parking lot closest to the Lilly Nature Center. (link)
Out and about:
With the recent cold snap, garlic mustard has grown sufficiently to be recognized (not mistaken for ginger) and picked. Garlic mustard is the only plant that can be legally picked in every park and trail in the area, as well as the lakeshore. Feel free to pull when you see it. It is best to remove in a plastic bag.
Mushroom lovers; remember that West Lafayette Parks are off limits for mushroom harvesting. This includes Happy Hollow, Cumberland Woods and Celery Bog. Prophetstown SP and Tippecanoe County Parks allow mushroom harvesting within reach of the trails. This includes Ross Hills, Amphitheater, Battlefield Park and large parts of the Wabash Heritage Trail.
* Bring gloves and dress for poison ivy. Plastic bags will be provided. To verify location or weather related changes, contact Joan Samuels 765-567-7023 or Margareta Fong 765-463-5093 for Tuesday workdays. Contact Dan Dunten 765-775-5172 or Bob Cheever 765-775-5124 for Wednesday workdays.