Category Archive for "Eco-minded"

Etzel Sugar Grove Farm

John Myers

Indian Creek Nature Center announces largest donation of land in organization’s history Indian Creek Nature Center (ICNC) is pleased to announce the acceptance of 192 acres of land located near Alburnett. Donated by the Etzel family, the property consists of…

Monarch Fest

Lindsey Flannery

On Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 PM, Indian Creek Nature Center will hold its first ever Monarch Fest! Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities and learning at this family-friendly festival. Monarch Fest will feature guest speakers from the Monarch Research Project and…

Record attendance in beekeeping class mirrors rising interest in pollinators

Lindsey Flannery

January 30, 2016 Enrollment in Indian Creek Nature Center’s annual beekeeping class tripled its typical enrollment – there are nearly 75 participants registered for 2016, versus 25 in previous years. “The increased interest in the class is largely due to…

Why Join the Nature Center?

Indian Creek Nature Center

We have a new member special going on right now at the Nature Center – first-time members who join now get BONUS membership months! Our usual membership cycle is March through February each year, but if you join now, your…

Why local honey?

Indian Creek Nature Center

When people stop into the Creekside Shop, we are often asked, “What’s the big deal about local honey? How is it different than what I can buy at the grocery store?” Aside from the importance of supporting small, local producers…

Where’s Old Henry?

Indian Creek Nature Center

We’re asked this so often, Jan decided to update everyone on Old Henry: A frequent question posed to Nature Center staff is,   “Is Old Henry still here?”  Well, yes and no.   The huge tree which amazed children once encircled during…

Tired of Tires

Indian Creek Nature Center

Land Steward Jean Wiedenheft is tired of pulling old tires out of Indian Creek! Here we go again. Back in June of 2009, Project AWARE volunteers removed 103 tires from the waterways in this area, as part of a 33…

Our Bees LOVE Joe Pye

Indian Creek Nature Center

Land steward Jean Wiedenheft loves to take photos of  “her” bees on our flowers around the grounds and the bees have been going crazy for the Joe Pye weed out back. It’s really not a weed at all and has…

Going Buggy

Indian Creek Nature Center

Naturalist Jennifer Rupp shares news of a new discovery on the grounds! “Goin’ Buggy” isn’t just the theme of one of our preschool summer camps this year; it is a part of EVERY summer camp this year!  I’m not referring…

He’s a Fungi!

Indian Creek Nature Center

Summer intern Annie Stark has observed an abundance of mushrooms sprouting around the grounds. Here are a couple of the more interesting specimens. Being an intern at the nature center has allowed me to discover many new things. Due to…