I was told recently of a pair of robins that built a nest on a home window sill, laid eggs, hatched a brood and are now feeding nestlings. I’ve seen young robins recently myself, black spots on their breasts, short tailed, fledglings, young out of the nest and on the ground. They were following
All are welcome! The Community Garden seeks to provide fresh, wholesome, locally grown produce to those in the Huntington Community who have limited access to it. This summer, weather permitting, the garden will be open the same hours as last year: Mondays from 4-6pm, Wednesdays from 10am-12pm, and
The new outdoor warning siren that’s coming to Waynedale brings with it some true risks that area residents might not have considered. Chief among those risks are over reliance and desensitization.
For their own safety, all residents of the Waynedale area must understand that emergency managers refer
A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests.
But what about those unwanted visitors to the
This week, we celebrate Pollinators! We celebrate the vital role that bees, butterflies, bats, hummingbirds, and other organisms play in pollinating essential crops and flowers in our ecosystem. Gov. Eric Holcomb had proclaimed June 19-25 as Pollinator Week in Indiana.
Pollinators are responsible for
The Waynedale Community Picnic Committee is gearing up for the 15th annual Waynedale Community Picnic on August 26, 2017. The picnic is a long-standing tradition in the community that boasts over 2,000 attendees each year. The picnic, held at Waynedale Park, is FREE to the public and would not be
Jaxton Orr won the 2017 Hobie Bass Open (youth division) on Kentucky Lake! Jaxton is 14-years-old and is the same Fort Wayne resident that set the state record on July 19th last year for the largest spotted gar caught.
Every year, the Hobie Bass Open draws professional kayak anglers from all over the
So the first official outdoor grilling weekend has passed. So how did you and your gas grill do?
Flame a little uneven? Igniter not igniting? Nasty flare-up? So if you didn’t do it earlier, now is the time to get that gas grill tuned up for the rest of the grilling season. So let’s get started!
Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead.
Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary which has an equally
As you may have noticed within the past couple weeks, construction has begun for sidewalks on Bluffton Road’s west side. This section of sidewalk will connect to the sidewalks on Lower Huntington Road to the south and will stretch almost to Foster Park West on the north.
The sidewalk is intended
Spring is in full swing and that means the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun its annual mosquito control program.
For humans and domestic animals, mosquitos are a nuisance as well as a serious health hazard. Mosquitoes are capable of transmitting various diseases, including
Ornamental pear trees, most commonly known as Bradford pears, have been a popular landscaping tree in Indiana for decades.
So popular that they are crowding out native Indiana trees.
For that reason, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting
At least 230 groups, and many families and individuals, took to the streets, trails and riverbanks this past weekend as part of the City’s Great American Cleanup™ on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The volunteers represented churches, youth groups, schools, businesses and neighborhood associations throughout
Call it cruisin’ for birds, driving slow or riding with someone driving slow, and looking for birds. It’s a frequent activity of many birders, particularly this time of year. It’s the time of year when birds that nest in an area but migrate south for the winter have returned or are returning,
So we’ve been talking about your weeds and grass the last few months, so now it’s time to look up!
Let’s look at your house, and more specifically, at the paint. Starting to blister a little bit? Wife wants the front door color changed to something she saw on the House Beautiful cable TV show?
Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer visited the campuses of Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals Wednesday to place between 150 and 200 pink ribbons in support of this year’s “Turn the Town Pink” campaign.
Turn the Town Pink is an annual effort to raise awareness
Almost a year after the origination of the initiative, a weather siren for the Waynedale community has been approved to be installed within the next three months. The purchase order for the $25,983 siren has been placed, which includes a new siren, pole, and installation at Southwest Firehouse Station
From a rain barrel decoration contest to talks about honeybee science, this year’s Earth Day Fort Wayne celebration offers activities, presentations and learning stations—all focused on protecting our natural environment.
On Sunday, April 30, from 1-5PM, join staff and friends of LRWP at Eagle
“We are fascinated by shovelers,” a reader wrote recently, “Maybe you could find an upcoming article regarding these unique ducks.”
I like the suggestion. Shovelers are unique in several ways. They’re shallow water ducks, puddle ducks, like mallards and black ducks, pintails, gadwall and
The Annual Waynedale Easter Egg Hunt held on Saturday, April 15th at the Southwest Conservation Club was enjoyed by over 200 children. The event was sponsored by the Waynedale Community Improvement Team and organized by Beulah Matzak.
Beulah states, “Our appreciation goes out to the many generous
Plan now for a memorable grand finale in this year’s garden. Dahlias are spring-planted bulbs with big, colorful flowers that bloom continuously from midsummer to the first fall frost.
Early in the season, the foliage of these easy-care plants provides a lush green backdrop for nearby annuals and
Spring is here. It began by the calendar on the 20th of March, one of two days of the year when the position of sun and earth make the day and night of equal length all over the world. From that day until mid-summer each day will be a little longer, each night a little shorter. But the difference
If Canada geese have become a problem on your property, helpful information is available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.
Most goose problems occur from March through June, during nesting season. That is when geese are especially aggressive, sometimes attacking and nipping
Last month we talked about the bad green stuff in your yard, weeds! This month let’s talk about the good green stuff in your yard, the grass!
By now you’re starting to get an idea on how your yard is going to come out of its winter dormancy. Depending on the amount of rain, sun and the temperature
Tyler Prince is a senior at Bishop Luers High School, a right-handed first baseman, DH and pitcher for the Knights. This 6-foot-3, 200-pound baseball player started playing ball at the age of 7. He played with the Hoagland Youth League and was selected to play on the All-Star team every year from