February Programs

Saturday, February 6 - Backyard Maple Sugaring Webinar

Are you interested in making your own maple syrup? You can get started in your own yard with just a few supplies!  Join Naturalist and sugar maker, Rachel Felling, for this webinar to learn the basics of backyard maple syrup production.  We will discuss tree selection, tapping protocols, sap collection, and cooking methods.  We will also share resources for information and supplies, as well as go over questions and troubleshooting.  After this webinar, you’ll be ready to make your own maple syrup!


Thursday, February 18 - Virtual Owl Prowl

Late winter is a perfect time of year to look and listen for owls!  This webinar will introduce you to common Indiana owls and their calls, discuss tips for spotting owls, and give suggestions for attracting these incredible birds to your property.  With luck, we might even hear or see a wild owl during the webinar!

Monday, February 22 - Zionsville's Invasive Neighbors Webinar

Invasive plant species impact Indiana in various ways, biodiversity loss, degradation of habitats, decreased agricultural yields, and impacts on recreation. Indiana landowners spend more than $8.6 million annually managing invasive species. 

Join Mindy Murdock with Zionsville Parks and Recreation and Mary Welz with SICIM, as we discuss what impact invasive species have on our community and the future of habitat management in Zionsville Parks.