NICHES Land Trust is hiring two Seasonal Stewards for Summer 2023!
NICHES Land Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Shannon Stanis.
Kent Walters shares the benefits of landscaping with native plants and how to get started. Be a friend to our native wildlife by incorporating native plants into your landscaping.
Members of the Tippecanoe Invasive Cooperative Taskforce (TICT) present information on locally found invasive species and the best way to “knock them out.”
Last year we identified and discussed the woodland wildflowers that bloom in the summer with Dan Childs. This year we explore the many beautiful spring ephemerals in this virtual woodland tour. This will be a good refresher for those wildflower seekers as you plan that first spring hike in the woods.
Roxie Easter, NICHES Volunteer, and avid birder shares tips, tricks, tools, and good local locations for getting started with birdwatching.
Sam Cody, NICHES Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, shares an update on our volunteer and outreach programs.
Another transformative project is underway.
With funding support from the Roy Whistler Foundation, we are working to recover several acres of exceedingly rare sand barrens habitat at our Granville Sand Barrens and Roy Whistler Wildlife Area properties.
This project started in the fall of 2019 with Fecon mowing of thick Amur honeysuckle on the west side of the road which splits the Roy Whistler Wildlife Area. The Fecon work was donated by our friends at Arbor America, who have committed to donating 4 days of forestry mowing with their machine each year. They put in 4 days in the fall of 2019, and another 4 days in early 2020.
Join NICHES Stewardship Director Bob Easter on a winter walk/drive with the Midwestoration podcast through NICHES Fountain County properties including Whistler-Hare Woods, Snyder-Marshall Woods, and Shawnee Bottoms.
NICHES Land Trust sites in the middle Wabash River region were surveyed for the presence of plains leopard frog, a state endangered species, in the summer of 2020. Two sites, Roy Whistler Wildlife Area and Shawnee Bottoms, were found to be home to these rare frogs, and males were detected calling near Pecan Basin, and likely using the site.
Executive Director for NICHES Land Trust, Gus Nyberg, shares an update on our vision for a trail from Delphi to Portland Arch and how this vision fits into a greater plan for trails across Indiana.
Professional artists Dan Annarino, Terry Lacy, Rena Brouwer, and Alan McConnell share how the natural world has inspired their work. Each artist shares specific paintings, photographs, or other works of art inspired by nature and discussed their creative process.
NICHES Land Trust implemented our deer management program in 2010 with one property, Weiler-Leopold. Today, our program includes 32 of our properties totaling just over 2,320 acres. In this presentation, Justin Harmeson, NICHES Land Steward and Staff Lead for this program, shares why this program is an important part of our stewardship activities, how the program is structured, facilitated, and the process for getting involved.