Summer 2014

Welcome to the latest issue of the Warbler!  Below you will find a listing of our activities.  Please also note that the Summer 2014 Warbler has been attached, as well as the July-August 2014 Native Roots.  Native Roots is a collection of many activities to do in West Central Indiana, so please take a look!  The newsletter also includes our Wednesdays in the Wild schedule.

Summer 2014

Native Roots July-Aug 2014

Programs are held on the 2nd Thursday at 7:15 PM in the Lilly Nature Center in West Lafayette. People are invited to come beforehand for “Dinner and Conversation” at 6:00 PM at the MCL Cafeteria (West Lafayette) .

Saturday, June 14th – Grassland birds  & More at Prophetstown:  Field Trip with the Indiana Audubon Society. See p. 1. Meet at the park’s Bergamot Pavilion at 7:30 or carpool from Celery Bog gravel lot promptly at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 22nd – Picnic Fundraiser. Americus Community Coalition. $5 donation which goes to help stop the proposed nearby quarry.  Hamburgers, hotdogs and lots more food and beverages. Wolfe Leisure Time Campground, by Americus. 2-5 p.m, the Deno family who own the nearby property with the natural spring and wonderful diverse fen will open their area for people to visit.

Saturday, July 12th – River Fest celebrating Indiana’s greatest natural resource, the Wabash River.  Tapawingo Park, WL from 10 a.m.—5 p.m. SAS will have a booth along with numerous other groups. Free and family friendly, with pony rides, balloon art, 5K Run/Walk, a Kid’s Parade, voyager canoe races and more!  If you can help at the booth we can use the company, or just stop by to say “hi”.  Go to:

July 31st – Last Day for Summer Bird Sightings. Tally up and send your results in. see p. 1.

Saturday, August 30th – Celery Bog early migrants search. We will look for the start of fall migration at Celery Bog (and elsewhere if shore- birds are being reported).  Meet at the overflow gravel parking lot on the drive to Lilly Nature Center at 7:30 am.

Thursday, Sept 4th and future Thursdays – Early Bird Hikes start and are held weekly.  Meet at Celery Bog’s gravel parking lot at 8 a.m. These will go every Thursday morning until the migration season ends (or people stop showing up!).  For more information call or email Barny Dunning, see p.7.

Thursday, September 12th – SAS Invitational Program: Bring your own 1-10 minute ‘program’ to share. Vacation pictures, back yard shots, etc.  7:15 p.m. Lilly Nature Center. Free parking. Our yearly carry-in dinner is at 6 p.m. before the meeting. Bring a dish to share. SAS supplies beverages, cups, plates, utensils, & napkins . If you forget to make or buy something, come for dinner anyway. There’s always plenty of good food.

Saturday, September 20th – Workday at Ross Hills Park.  Meet at Ross Hills Park at 9:30, goes to noon. Tools and gloves available or bring your own (note: people with chainsaws will be very useful!). Rain date Sunday from 1:30-4 p.m.