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Tippecanoe County area outdoor happenings, Jan. 25-26

Some pictures from past Eagle Watch at Duke Energy Cayuga Station.  This station contains protected nature areas and is a prime feeding area for wildlife during harsh winters.  The open water is necessary when the local streams are frozen over.
Some pictures from past Eagle Watch at Duke Energy Cayuga Station. This station contains protected nature areas and is a prime feeding area for wildlife during harsh winters. The open water is necessary when the local streams are frozen over.Rosemary Halsema

Jan. 25: Sycamore Audubon Society field trip, meet at Celery Bog in the first parking (gravel) lot at 8:30 a.m. Fill the tank, carpool with other birders, and head out on this winter foray. Birders will be looking for winter visitors like Longspurs, Snow Buntings and Rough-legged Hawks, or whatever is out and about.

Jan. 25: Miniature Fairy Garden Class, 10 a.m. Come join Judy at the Wild Bird Shoppe (link) to start your fairy garden. These neat little gardens are perfect for the gardeners that are now in apartments. They are also nice to teach kids about raising plants. Check out the plants and the fairies with their garden embellishments. No fee.

Out and about:

Jan. 24-26: Turkey Run/Raccoon Lake Eagle Watch weekend (link).

Jan. 25: Duke Energy Cayuga Station Eagle Watch. Family friendly, no fee (link). Trolley available from parking lot to viewing and indoor sites. Trolley does not accommodate wheel chairs (unless they’ve added new equipment). The walk from the parking lot to furthest point is about a mile to a mile and a half. One viewing point is down an embankment with a gravel road. Other viewing points are from the paved road through the plant. Buildings are zero entry (or just a slight raised threshold) for wheel chair entry. While the paved road is cleared of snow, snow may be an impediment to scooters and wheel chairs. There is a gate guard and you may have to sign in.

Jan. 25: West Central Indiana Beekeepers Assoc. 9 a.m. Thorntown Library (link). Topic: Michael Bush’s methods of bee keeping (link).

Jan. 25: Nature program, Zionsville Town Hall, 1 p.m. Indiana Jim (link) will bring some live reptiles for this program. School-age and up, no fee.