Jan. 16: Wednesdays in the Wild. This Wednesday sees the return of the popular program series. The program will be: Entomology Museum Tour. The program will be held on the Purdue Campus at Smith Hall from 7-9 p.m. Use the entry door to the basement in the north end of Smith Hall (campus map link) on South and S. University St. Entomologist Arwin Provonsha (link) will be the host and guide on this unique program. Purdue has a large variety of insects, over 2 million, in this museum. Some are native to the area, others have been gathered throughout the world. Still others have been imported innocently and now threaten local plant life.
Free program. Family friendly for school-aged children, suitable for home school hours. Parking: There is a parking garage on Marsteller, a block away.
With the recent rains and snow melt, the Wabash is high. Sections of the Wabash Heritage Trail may be under water. The section along the Burnett Creek is passable only near the trail head. Creek crossings are too dangerous from the creek being swollen. Check the river gauge before using the trail (link). Unpaved trails in all city and county parks are muddy and slick. Upland paved trails are open.