It warmed our hearts to see people out enjoying our nature preserves in our inaugural Trek our Trails Challenge last year. This year, there are a few more trails to trek, and the challenge continues! We’ve expanded from five preserves to six, and extended a trail at one of our most beautiful preserves. Continue reading
Guest post by Emily Wood, executive director of Indiana Wildlife Federation
I was tempted to wholly undersell the Fred and Dorothy Meyer Nature Preserve in this post in order to keep it my little secret. I have been visiting this property regularly since I discovered that it was a quick ten minute drive from my house. Every season here offers something to see, smell or hear—and always packs one heck of a workout with its trail plunging steeply into a forested valley. Continue reading
Our spring newsmagazine featured Cliff’s top ten hidden gems of birding. Here is the fifth of a blog series on these birds, by guest blogger Ed Pope.
The red-shouldered hawk can be found year-round in Indiana. It is one of nine hawk species that inhabit our state. Its breeding territory includes the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.
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March 10, 2021
You’ve been cooped up for months, and it’s time to get out and explore some of the most beautiful places in Central Indiana. Soon, wildflowers will be peeking through the forest floor, birdsong will be in the air, and Indiana’s nature preserves will be coming to life.
Part of a series on CILTI’s conservation targets by guest blogger Ed Pope
Although most of Indiana was wooded when Europeans first arrived, forest interior habitat is very rare today. Most forested land was cleared for farming, and while small woods can be found on many farms, there are very few large unbroken tracts of forest remaining. Continue reading
Are you ready for a nature fix? There’s still plenty of time to participate in a yearlong challenge that you can enjoy on your own. Make your way to a nature preserve to get started in the Trek Our Trails challenge! Continue reading
(This post was originally posted in 2013.)
Bob Meyer was an outdoorsy kid whose happiest days included Scouting, canoeing, hiking and sledding. When Bob and his wife, Gayle, were raising their daughters, Anna and Molly, the family spent many hours hiking, climbing and camping. Continue reading
Central Indiana Land Trust buys 55 acres in Morgan County
Fred and Dorothy Meyer Nature Preserve will be open for public use
Approximately 55 acres of pristine land south of Mooresville between S.R. 67 and Observatory Road will be preserved forever thanks to a generous gift from a retired businessman to the Central Indiana Land Trust.