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Poetry of Birds: A Walk Through the Woods with Poetry

June 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

About this event

Join us for birdsong and lyricism at Oliver’s Woods. Located in the middle of a commercial district, Oliver’s Woods provides an oasis for our avian friends. Hear verse inspired by their beauty in this riverside nature preserve. With poetry by Hoosier poet and bird lover Lylanne Musselman followed by a nature walk led by land trust staff, we’ll celebrate the songs and plumage of the songbirds who make their home in this preserve.

All Ages

Free of Charge – RSVP Required

What to Expect and Bring

  • Easy, 1.5 mile hike over a flat, loop trail.
  • Bring your own binoculars or scope for bird viewing.
  • Face mask/cover required.
  • 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-toed shoes that can stand up to mud.
  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.


Oliver’s Woods is located at 8825 River Road Indianapolis, Indiana. Please park in the parking lot adjacent to I-465 and meet staff on foot in front of the house.

More on Hoosier poet Lylanne Musselman

Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, playwright, and visual artist, living in Indiana. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, The Tipton Poetry Journal, The New Verse News, Rose Quartz Magazine, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others, and many anthologies. Musselman is the author of five chapbooks, including Winged Graffiti (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Paparazzi for the Birds (Red Mare 16, 2018) and a co-author of a volume of poetry, and author of the full-length poetry collection, It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018).


June 12, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Central Indiana Land Trust
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Oliver’s Woods
8825 River Road
Indianapolis, United States
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