Category Archive for "Restoration"

Spring Prescribed Burn Dates

Lindsey Flannery

Indian Creek Nature Center conducts regular (annual or bi-annual) prescribed burns of its prairie, oak hickory savanna, and woodlands as part of its land management strategy. The organization follows a burn management plan and notifies the Bertram Fire Department of all…

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…

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…

Membership—What do you “get”

Indian Creek Nature Center

We’re wrapping up Membership Month at the Nature Center, but that by no means means we’re done accepting members! You can become a member of the Nature Center anytime of the year…we just concentrate on new memberships and renewals during…

The Dynamic Creek

Indian Creek Nature Center

We’ve actually had WATER in Indian Creek lately! A very pleasant change. Naturalist Jennifer Rupp has a bird’s-eye view from her office window and shares her observations with us…. I’m very lucky to have a most amazing view from my…

How Do You Spell Labyrinth?

Indian Creek Nature Center

Marion Patterson is a dedicated labyrinth walker. In fact, she has one in her front yard! She was also instrumental in installing the Prairie Labyrinth here at the Nature Center. Marion advocates for walking the labyrinth in all seasons in…

You Otter Be In Pictures

Indian Creek Nature Center

Jan was out with a preschool group tapping maple trees this morning and noticed the telltale sign of otters at play! The otters have been playing in the snow along Indian Creek! People often ask if we see them, but…

Otters Spotted on Slippery Slide!

Indian Creek Nature Center

Jan took a group of snowshoers on a hike last week and spotted something unexpected! Here’s here report: Rivers otters, playful creatures that they are, have take advantage of recent snow to build slides down the steep southern bank of…

And This is Why…

Indian Creek Nature Center

As a follow-up to our Friday blog, here’s a photo of land steward, Jean Wiedenheft, STANDING in the hollow center of the old oak we took down on Friday. What do they say about one picture? It wouldn’t have taken…