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House warming – Thanks for coming!

Photo credit: Jim Whitcraft

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our housewarming party on Sunday! We had a great time sharing the new space and our vision for the future. Special shout out to Jordan Marshall for leading the tree walk and Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab for teaching us about some incredible birds. Big thanks to Purdue Master Gardener Program – Allen CountyPurdue Extension – Allen County, and Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Biology for donating raffle prizes, and to Purdue Fort Wayne College of Arts & Sciences for donating shirts for us to decorate. We are so appreciative of the continued support and look forward to seeing everyone at future events!

Local Wildlife and Climate Change

At times, the somewhat abstract concept of climate change can be hard to grasp. Real world examples of how climate change impacts our every day life and the daily life of wildlife are out there, but those stories are not always filtered down into mainstream media. Sometimes the connections between climate change the issues we face are not made clear. Click the link to find out how climate change  is adversely affecting one of Indiana’s own native frog species, the wood frog.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170819103700.htm

For more information on the wood frog, click the link below.

http://inherpatlas.org/species/lithobates_sylvaticus

What’s the Matter With Food Waste?

As we throw out last night’s leftovers of mac and cheese with green beans, or the boysenberry pie from a week ago, our local landfills pile high with our food waste and the food waste of our neighbors. However, according to new research at Ohio State University, it turns out that the more people know, the more people care when it comes to food waste. The more people care, the faster we as a nation can fix the problem that is our every-growing landfills. For more information, please go to the Columbus Dispatch’s website, or click the link below.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170128/people-waste-less-food-if-told-of-harm-to-environment