Salamonie Lake will be hosting multiple events in the coming months. They are:
Silence of a Winter’s Night
Learn about the winter night sky during “Silence of a Winter’s Night” at Salamonie Lake on Saturday, Jan. 29.
The program runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature telescope stargazing with Steve and Debbie Russell.
The evening will begin with introductions and a meal. Participants will then create their own winter sky chart and learn about stargazing with astronomy enthusiasts Steve and Debbie Russell. Telescope viewing outdoors will begin after the sky has reached true darkness (alternate programming will take place in the event of poor visibility).
Advance registration is required, and space is limited. There is a fee associated per person or per pair of people.
Participants must be 9-years-old or older. Call 468-2127 for more information or to register. Salamonie Lake is at 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews, 46702.
Afternoon eagle watches will be offered Saturdays Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at Salamonie Lake through DNR’s Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS).
Participants must call and speak to UWIS staff to register and choose a date and afternoon time when they will meet at the Salamonie Lake Nature Center.
A call-in platform will be used for the audio guided caravan.
Upon arrival, participants may visit restrooms in the Nature Center, then return to their vehicles.
Participants, if possible, should have a cellphone to access the call-in platform.
Be mindful of Indiana state law concerning driving and hand-held cellular devices.
If available, bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes. Shared visual aids will also be available on site.
Be sure to have plenty of fuel in the car. All caravan trips will include a stop to view a nesting site, a stop to view a feeding area and will end near dark at a bald eagle roosting area near Mississinewa Lake.
There will be some walking on flat surfaces. Those who need accessible parking should request it during registration.
Participants will be able to warm up with hot food and drink items available for a freewill donation at the roost site through the Friends of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.
For safety, Frances Slocum Road between State Road 124 and County Road 550 E in Miami County will be closed for this event.
For more information and to register, call 468-2127.
For more information on other UWIS programs, visit Facebook.com/Upper
Wabash or on.IN.gov/salamonielake.
Salamonie Lake will host its The Winter Doesn’t Have to Succ Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Salamonie Lake’s Nature Center.
During this workshop, participants will design a miniature garden with container plants to bring nature inside. There is a fee per person, payable day of the event, with a discount for multiple people in the same party. All materials will be provided.
Advance registration is required by calling 468-2127, and limited space is available. The workshop is for ages 7 and older. Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
This Nature Art Designs activity and others are made possible with support by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.