For Halloween doings, check out the separate article (link).
This weekend, Indiana Master Naturalists are meeting at Ross Park. The Master Naturalist program was started as a primer for the volunteers at state parks, county parks, nature centers and other non-profit environmental groups. The subjects covered are many and varied. Once a volunteer has concluded a session, they can attend other sessions for specific programs. For those interested, check out the (link) website.
The sand hill cranes are back. Thousands are laying over in Jasper Pulaski FWA (link) on their annual trek south. Coming in from Canada and Michigan, JP has been a gathering place since the last glacier left the area. Fall colors should be near peak.
Oct. 26-27: For history buffs, Prophetstown State Park, as part of their Fall Funfest Weekend (link), will feature Woodland Indian Education (link) staff. Mark and Jessica Eaton will present a fall harvest program on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. On Sunday, it’s fun and games from noon to 4 p.m. There will be kid’s interactive games and crafts. Mark and Jessica have built several of the smaller structures in the native village at the park. Their programs are both fun and educational. Park at the Swisher Road parking lot at the main office for easy access. The path to the village is easy and not very far. If the ground is dry, it is passable for outdoor wheelchairs.
Oct. 26: Fall De-Trash the Wabash (link), Tapawingo Park, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Postponed from the spring, due to high water, this annual event is a volunteer effort to clean up the waterfront downtown.