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Wake Up To Spring At Oliver’s Woods

May 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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 the woods to look for the spring wildflowers, insects and birds showcased in the book. He will also read from the book’s rhyming verse, sharing how the forest wakes up each spring. Gather at the campfire circle to hear about our ephemeral flowers and their importance in the ecosystem.

All Ages

Free of Charge – RSVP Required

What to Expect

  • Easy, 3/4 mile hike over flat terrain.
  • 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.
  • Springtime can be muddy, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Copies of the book are available to purchase as an add-on to this RSVP and we’ll have a limited quantity at the event. Cards with Gillian Harris’ illustrations will also be for sale at the event.


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.

COVID Safety Note

Safety is our first priority, and we continue to monitor pandemic conditions as we host events. If we need to alter or change our event schedule, we will notify all registrants directly and post updates to social media. In an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are requiring masks and will make an effort to keep socially distanced on this outing. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this together!


May 2, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Central Indiana Land Trust
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Oliver’s Woods
8825 River Road
Indianapolis, United States
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