Watercolors & Haiku at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Enjoy an artful morning inspired by nature, with haiku and a watercolor lesson with artist Megan Jefferson and poet JK Kato. About this event All Ages Free of Charge - RSVP Required What to Expect and Bring: • Dress in long pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitos […]

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Bioswale Planting at Oliver’s Woods–Rescheduled to April 23

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

This event has been rescheduled due to rain in the forecast. The new date is Saturday, April 23. More information: tinyurl.com/BioSwaleRainDate Help us prepare the river bank with a bioswale planting to help move and filter water to the White River. About this event All Ages Please RSVP so we know to expect you. What […]

Tree ID Hike at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Learn how to distinguish tree species in a winter landscape. Trees that shed their leaves have a beauty all their own. Join our White River Steward, Grace van Kan, in a hike through this riverine nature preserve to welcome the turning of the season. Situated along the White River, Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve offers a […]

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Monarchs in a Changing World: How These Butterflies Bring Us Together

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Part of the Spirit & Place FestivalLearn about monarch butterflies and the importance of conservation while helping complete a new mural. A partnership between CILTI, Jefferson Art Studio and Indiana Wildlife Federation. Monarchs go through the ultimate change when they metamorphosize from caterpillar to chrysalis and finally the beloved butterfly we all recognize. Attendees will […]

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Feathers and Fermentation Tour – Fall Migration Extravaganza

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Our good friend Wes Homoya, birder extraordinaire, leads this special event at Oliver’s Woods! Register here to join Wes and Indy Brew Bus on Tap at this urban nature preserve, encompassing 16 acres of woods, 37 acres of prairie-savanna restoration, and a mile of White River frontage. On the hour, between 1 – 4 pm, […]

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Creek Cleanup at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Help us clear debris and invasive plants in and around Carmel Creek at Oliver's Woods. About this event All Ages Please RSVP so we know to expect you. What to Expect and Bring Be prepared to get dirty and in some cases wet. Dress in long pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, […]

Hear Them Roar! Happy Hour with the Extraordinary Brood X Cicadas

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

A discussion about these amazing insects that can only be witnessed every 17 years. About this event Welcome the periodical cicadas of Brood X back to Central Indiana with this family-friendly event at Oliver’s Woods. All ages are welcome to join us at our campfire circle for refreshments and a presentation on these fascinating and […]

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Pollinator Planting and Trail Maintenance at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Help us welcome back native plants and wildlife by planting pollinator-friendly plants and getting our trails cleaned up at Oliver’s Woods. About this Event All Ages Please RSVP so we know to expect you What to Expect and Bring Dress in long pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitos […]

Nature Journal Workshop at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

A nature journal club outdoors on the White River, sketching nature and learning about natural areas in the city. Offered by Central Indiana Land Trust & DaVinci Pursuit. About this Event Join our first nature journal club, where families, teachers, artists, scientists, and students can come together to explore nature through the art of journaling. […]

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Tree and Pollinator-Friendly Flower Planting at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Join us and Indiana Wildlife Federation to plant new trees and pollinator-friendly native plants at Oliver's Woods. About this Event All Ages What to Expect and Bring Dress in long pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitos (unfortunately leggings aren’t very protective). Wear closed-toe shoes that can stand […]

Wake Up To Spring At Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Indiana Author Awards Powered by Indiana Humanities: Wake Up to Spring at Oliver’s Woods About this Event Welcome springtime back to Central Indiana with this family-friendly event at Oliver’s Woods. Families with children will enjoy this outing based on the award-winning picture book Wake up, Woods. Coauthor and botanist Michael Homoya will lead a walk through […]

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Garlic Mustard Pull & Trail Maintenance at Oliver’s Woods

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis

Help us welcome back native plants and wildlife by pulling invasive garlic mustard and getting our trails cleaned up at Oliver’s Woods. About this Event All Ages What to Expect and Bring Volunteers will remove by hand the plants and roots. Dress in long pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, […]