Posts Tagged ‘Winter Walk’


Spring Arrives:Free Bird Egg Talk

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Spring arrives this month! Along with daffodils, crocus and Virginia bluebells, early spring welcomes an abundance of bird activity. Birds that migrated south for the winter are arriving back to join the year-round residents. They are beginning to build nests for their young who will arrive in a matter of weeks.

 

Inside their nests hide some of the most beautiful creations in nature. Bird eggs abound in color! They display soft to vibrant hues of brown, yellow, blue, white and green. In addition to their beauty, the formation and structure of an egg provides everything necessary for a developing chick.

 

Even though nature keeps these spectacular creations hidden, there are many other ways to bird eggs. Books, artwork and true-to-life replicas provide ways to enjoy the splendor of bird eggs without disturbing them in the wild.

 

You can also come to Charley Creek Gardens on March 16 at 9am for a presentation on bird eggs. We will discover how they're formed, their structure and what gives them their color. We'll also look at lots of pictures and illustrations that capture their beauty.

 

Following the Bird Egg presentation, you are welcome to stay for our Let's Move!  Winter Garden Walk starting at 10am.

Let’s Move Garden:A National Program

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Charley Creek Gardens is proud to be a Let's Move! Garden. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. Charley Creek Gardens is one of the first gardens in Indiana to be designated a Let's Move! Garden and the only one in Northeast Indiana!

 

 

So what does it all mean? It means that the Gardens offers interactive experiences and programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating. We have over 6 acres of formal and naturalized gardens. There is open lawn space for free play and a ½ mile trail for walking. One feature in the Gardens is a maze made out of arborvitae shrubs. It provides a fun and interesting way to be active! We also have an Education Center with a fully functioning kitchen where we host programs and provide healthy refreshments.

 

Some of the events and programs we offer include:

 

            *YuleTime Stroll–      A winter walk through the Gardens lit with thousands of
                                     
            lights.

 

            *Winter Walks–          Guided walks focused on discovering trees and shrubs that    
                                 
                        can ad interest to your landscape during the winter.

 

            *Seed Exchange–       Exchange seeds with other gardeners while
                                                       discovering new varieties of vegetables and flowers to grow.

 

            *Scavenger Hunts–    Available every day, scavenger hunts are a great way to explore the Gardens.

 

            *School Programs–     Area pre-schoolers and kindergarteners come every year to                                                  enjoy the gardens.

 

            *Special Events, Talks and Programs throughout the year!

 

Look for a Let's Move Kick-Off event later in the spring!

Let’s Move!!: Winter Garden Walk

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walk

Join the staff at the Charley Creek Gardens for a refreshing Let’s Move Winter Garden Walk this Friday, February 3rd at 10am and Sunday, February 5th at 1pm. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center  at 551 N. Miami Street, Wabash, IN, will last about one hour and will be followed by light refreshments.  Visitors may park at 518 N. Wabash Street, near the hedge maze.

The next scheduled Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walks are Friday, February 17th and Sunday, February 19th. Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information.

Winter Garden Walk: Winter Activity

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Kelly Smith points out the scaly nature of the bark on a mature wild black cherry tree at the early January Winter Garden Walk.

Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move! Winter Garden Walk
Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st at 10 a.m. – Join Amy Kissel on Friday and Kelly Smith, Director of the Charley Creek Gardens, on Saturday for a Let’s Move! Gardens winter garden walk. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center at 551 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN, will last about one hour and will be followed by light refreshments. Please dress accordingly.
Amy graduated from Purdue with a B.S. in Forestry and is member of our gardening team. She also heads up the Charley Creek Gardens Let’s Move Program.
Kelly has a Horticulture Degree from Purdue University. She will act as your guide explaining the winter characteristics of the trees and shrubs that stand out without the foliage, the different types of birds that are active this time of year, and possibly find some animal tracks in the Gardens. There is no charge for this event. Please enjoy a great start to your Friday and Saturday morning.
Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information or weather related questions.

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. The Charley Creek Gardens is an official Let’s Move! Garden. As a Let’s Move! Garden, the Charley Creek Gardens has committed to offering interactive experiences that promote healthy physical activity.

Let’s Move!: Winter Garden Walk

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Saturday, January 7th at 10am – Join Kelly Smith, Director of the Charley Creek Gardens, for a Let’s Move Gardens! winter garden walk. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center walk at 551 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN.. The walk will last about one hour followed by light refreshments.  The weather is expected to be a perfect 40 degrees, so please dress accordingly.

Kelly has a Horticulture Degree from Purdue University.  She will act as your guide explaining the bark characteristics of trees that are not normally seen, the different types of birds that are active this time of year, and the winter characteristics of the trees and shrubs that stand out without the foliage.  There is no charge for this event. Please enjoy a great start to your Saturday morning.

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