Aug 28: The Prairie Threshold Walk, 1-3 p.m. This Wednesdays in the Wild program is a great opportunity to see the restored prairie at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research & Education. Jim Beaty will lead this walk through the property. Once bison roamed and Indians hunted this area. Fire, sometimes naturally occurring, sometimes set by first nations, and helped form this mixed-ecological acreage. Directions (link).
Aug 29: Grazing Grasshoppers, 10 a.m., Prophetstown SP, Meadowview Picnic Area, Bobolink Shelter. This is a pre-school program for 4-5 y/o and parent/guardian. Program is free, but gate fee of 6$ per car applies. Prophetstown (link).
Aug 31: Global Fest, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Morton Community Center (link). This is an indoor/ outdoor event sponsored by the West Lafayette Parks Dept. With thousands of foreign students at Purdue this event features local craftsmen, vendors and social groups with interests from around the globe. This is a free event but food and crafts items will be on sale. Live music.
Aug 31: Very Early Fall Migrant Trip, 7:30 a.m. Meet at the gravel parking lot at Celery Bog. Barny Dunning will lead this hike to try and see some fall migrants which may already be here.
Tropicanoe Cove will be open Sat.-Mon. regular hours and rates (link).
Prophetstown aquatic center (link) will be open Wens.-Fri. from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. for a reduced rate. Sat.-Mon. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. for 3$ per person 3 y/o and up plus the gate fee of 6$ per in-state car.
Ft. Ouiatenon and Davis Ferry boat ramps open. Mascouten boat ramp is open, but there is low water off the ramp which may cause problems. Granville boat ramp is open, although caution should be exercised as the access road is rutted.
North fork of the Wildcat is low so canoes/kayaks may need to be walked through some sections. All access points are open. Wildcat Canoe and Kayak Too, on the north fork, will be open for the weekend (link). Water is too low for canoeing the south fork.