May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Songbird Hike at Sanctuary Oaks Nature Preserve

The hike will be led by Marty Jones at Sanctuary Oaks Nature Preserve (SONP) at 1:00 pm.  Terrain is easy, however poison-ivy could be encountered during this hike, therefore appropriate hiking apparel is recommended.

SONP is located at 1915 W County Rd. 650 N, Shelburn.  From the intersection of US 41 and IN 48, west 2.4 miles on IN 48; as it curves sharply to the north, continue (carefully!) straight onto CR 700N. After 0.2 miles, left on CR 200W, then left again after 0.5 miles onto CR 650N. The woods are on the right; park along the road.  No reservations are required.

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Wildflower Hike at Atherton Island Natural Area

The hike will be led by Dr. James Nardi at Atherton Island Natural Area (AINA) at 1:00 pm.  Terrain is moderate to sometimes rugged, therefore appropriate hiking apparel is recommended.

AINA is located at 7295 S US Highway 41, Rosedale.  From Terre Haute, take Hwy 41 North to the Lyford Y (east of Clinton). Turn onto the first gravel lane north of the Y, which is on the right (east) side of the road.  There will be a temporary "yard sign" near the entrance.   Take the gravel road up the hill and all the way back to the Quonset Hut to park.  Due to limited parking, please car pool and RSVP Evan Boyer at e.boyer13@yahoo.com to make reservations.

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Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ouabache Land Conservancy Annual Meeting & Banquet

Ouabache Land Conservancy is excited to share details for our annual meeting and banquet. Please read through and RSVP if you plan to attend!

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 Social Hour & Silent Auction: 7:00 Dinner

Location: Tredegar Technical Center, 3400 Ft. Harrison Rd., Terre Haute

Guest Speaker: Indiana Division of Nature Preserves State Botanist/Plant Ecologist Michael Homoya. Homoya is the author of Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests and Orchids of Indiana.  Prior to statehood Indiana was a land of forests, wetlands, barrens, canebrakes, and prairies.  Herds of bison traveled ancient paths, passenger pigeons darkened the skies, and wolves, bears and panthers roamed the land.  The veracity of first person accounts varies, but Homoya's research will "paint" a picture of "original" Indiana during his talk.

We will also have a special presentation from Amber Slaughterbeck, Regional Specialist for Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management, on SICIM's new CISMA initiative.

The meeting will include a dinner catered by FiFi's Lunchbox:

Herb Roasted Chicken & Braised Beef Brisket

Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes & Fresh Broccoli Spears

Tossed Salad & Tea/Lemonade

Vegetarian Option: Quinoa Power Salad

Please RSVP to Evan Boyer, e.boyer13@yahoo.com, your reservations with name of each person by March 29.  Also, please indicate if you would prefer the vegetarian option.

Prices (all attendees must include current OLC membership of minimum of $25 per household):

Current 2018 OLC member - $25/person and $25 per guest

Renewing member - $50/member (includes 2018 membership) and $25 per guest

First-time members- $40/member (includes 2018 membership) and $25 per guest

Student members- $30/member (includes 2018 membership)

Children 12 and under - 1 free with each paying adult (additional children $7 each) 

Seating is limited and RSVP is required.  Money will be collected at the door.

We hope to see you there!!

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Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Ouabache Land Conservancy Fall Foliage Hike

The Ouabache Land Conservancy invites all nature enthusiasts to a fall foliage hike of the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve on Saturday October 21 at 1:00 pm. This hike is to celebrate the eight-year anniversary of its dedication as a State nature preserve. Dr. Dennis Tarasi, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Director of the Environmental Science Program at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, will lead hikers through the tallgrass prairie and approximately 25 species of trees found on the 15-acre Preserve.  The preserve is located at 1100 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute, IN 47885. To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance, continue west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave. Just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the Preserve. No reservations are required for this free program. Attendees are encouraged to wear long pants and either hiking boots or good tennis shoes. Please contact Evan Boyer, OLC Vice President of Programs, with any questions at e.boyer13@yahoo.com .

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve Volunteer Work Day

The Ouabache Land Conservancy invites all nature enthusiasts to participate in a land management workday at the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve. The preserve is a 15 acre tract of forest and tallgrass prairie that is near a major road, a railroad and several private properties.  Because of its location, JSNP encounters challenges with litter and invasive species.  To help keep our land beautiful, OLC will host a workday on Saturday, September 23 at 9 AM. Anyone is welcome to join us for this event, where we will focus on removing invasive plant species, such as bush honeysuckle, multiflora rose and burning bush. If you plan to attend, please email Evan Boyer, Vice President for Programs and Development, at e.boyer13@yahoo.com so we are sure we have enough resources for all participants. Please also bring work gloves, long pants, water, and a positive attitude. A relief of liability form will be required to sign to participate at the event. The preserve is located at 1100 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute, IN 47885. To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance, continue west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave. Just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the Preserve. Thanks for doing your part to keep our land beautiful!
 

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