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Arbor Day Foundation Names Zionsville Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation Names Zionsville Tree City USA Zionsville, IN was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Zionsville achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community […]

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5/30/2015 – End of School Campfire

May 30, 2015 – End of School Campfire Location: Zion Nature Center School is out for summer! Start summer break with a crackling campfire and roasting marshmallows. Hike through the Zion Nature Sanctuary to search for nocturnal sights and sounds. 7 – 9 p.m.

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5/30/2015 – Great Sunflower Project

May 30, 2015 – Great Sunflower Project Location: Zion Nature Center People all over the country are collecting data on pollinators in their yards, gardens, schools and parks. Studies have suggested that bee populations are in trouble. What we don’t know is how this is affecting pollination of our gardens, crops and wild lands. Join […]

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5/23/2015 – Turtle Day

May 23, 2015 – Turtle Day Location: Zion Nature Center Join the Zion Nature Center and our resident turtles in celebration of World Turtle Day. Stop in and enjoy turtle crafts and activities, live animal shows, tasty treats and much, much more. 1 – 4 p.m.

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5/14/2015 – Tyke Hike: Flowers and Frogs

May 14, 2015 – Tyke Hike: Flowers and Frogs Location: Zion Nature Center Calling all tykes! Join us as we explore signs of spring. Wear clothes that can get muddy as we search for flowers and frogs. Parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov 10 – 11 a.m. Ages: 3 […]

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5/7/2015 – Give Pollinators a Chance: Plant Native

May 7, 2015 – Give Pollinators a Chance: Plant Native Location: Zion Nature Center Join Myrene Brown for a visual tour of native plants that will make your garden sparkle, while at the same time provide for the pollinators that are so important to our own food chain. Registration is required as space is limited. […]

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5/3/2015 – Spring Wildflower Walk

May 3, 2015 – Spring Wildflower Walk Location: Starkey Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive Every week brings new blooms along our forest trails. Join Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock as we discover what’s blooming along the trails. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture their beauty. 1 – 3 p.m.

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5/2/2015 – Planting and Plotting

May 2, 2015 – Planting and Plotting Location: Elm Street Green, 165 N. Elm Street Are you a new gardener wondering how to go about planting your garden plot? Maybe you are a seasoned gardener interested in learning more advanced techniques. Come and get the dirt on gardening. Topics include: Carole Garvey – How to […]

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4/25/2015 – Spring Wildflower Walk

April 25, 2015- Spring Wildflower Walk Location: Starkey Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive Every week brings new blooms along our forest trails. Join Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock as we discover what’s blooming along the trails. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture their beauty. 1 – 3 p.m.

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4/22/2015 – Tree ID 101

April 22, 2015 – Tree ID 101 Location: Zion Nature Center It’s Arbor week in Zionsville. Join us to learn basic tree identification. What species do you have growing in your backyard? Emerald Ash Borer and several other pest species will be discussed. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov 7 – […]

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