Little River Wetlands Project has announced a series of activities for winter and spring. Find more details and register at lrwp.org.

• Fort Wayne Area City Nature Challenge 2021 Info Meeting. Thursday, Jan. 28, 6-7 p.m.

Fort Wayne and surrounding counties are on the community science map again in 2021, as we participate in our 2nd City Nature Challenge! Join us to learn about this exciting 4-day global nature competition where everyone is welcome to participate, taking place April 30-May 3. Using iNaturalist, it is a fun way to document the plants and animals that live among us, and all with the click of a picture! Join us virtually (via Zoom) to see what the excitement is about, and learn how you or your organization can get in on the fun.

Please RSVP online at least 24 hours in advance.

• Full Moon Hike. Friday, Jan. 29, 8-9:30 p.m.

Imagine hiking with a full moon above brightly shining down across the wetland landscape. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Join us for this full moon hike at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. The hike will be easy-going and last about 1.5 hours. Please dress for the weather; rubber boots are recommended. Face coverings are required.

Please RSVP online at least 24 hours in advance.

• World Wetlands Day Hike. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

It is World Wetlands Day and we are inviting you to join us at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, for a celebration hike and seed scatter. On this hike we will explore our incredible, local wetland and learn all about why wetlands are important for wildlife and the community. This year’s theme shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss. Please dress for the weather; rubber boots are recommended. Face coverings are required.

Please RSVP online at least 24 hours in advance.

• Birding Hike. Saturday, Feb. 13, 9:30-11 a.m.

Join us on this birding hike for all ages, starting at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. We will go over birding tips and techniques before we take a hike on the trails to see what birds we can see. You can then utilize these tips and tricks to count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are in your own backyard, during the Great Backyard Bird Count. Please dress for the weather, rubber boots are recommended. Face coverings are required.

Please RSVP online at least 24 hours in advance.

• Forest Hike — International Day of Forests. Sunday, March 21, 1-2:30 p.m.

Join us on the east side of Eagle Marsh where we will be getting our boots muddy as we celebrate International Day of Forests by taking a trek through the forest on a spring signs exploration hike. Please dress for the weather; rubber boots are recommended. Face coverings are required. Parking will be at the Little River Wetlands Project office at 5000 Smith Road, Fort Wayne.

Please RSVP online at least 24 hours in advance.

• Earth Day — A Dip in the Wetland. Saturday, April 17, 12:30-2 p.m.

Join us at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, as we celebrate Earth Day Fort Wayne and take a closer look at what lives in the water at Eagle Marsh. We will examine these critters under a microscope and learn about what they can tell us about our water quality. This event is fun for all friends and families. Please dress for the weather; rubber boots are recommended. Face coverings are required.

Please SVP online at least 24 hours in advance.

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