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Upcoming Events

StoryWalk

Tuesday - Saturday
Now-Mid May
9am-5pm

Read along to Tiny, Perfect Things on the Blue Trail. The dirt trail begins behind the Nature Center.

Self-led | Free 

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American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

TBD

Tag along with the American Discovery Trail Hiking Club as they hike the forests of Hayes Arboretum. 

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot (801 Elks Rd).

Learn more about ADTHC.

Free

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Trail Thursdays:

Habitat Builders

Thursday
June 6th
10am

What makes a good habitat? Explore the woods to find inspiration and create your own.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

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Wild Wednesdays:

Birds of a Feather

Wednesday
June 12th
10am

Birdie, birdie, birdie!
Stop, look, and listen for birds along the forested trails.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

Bird

Saturday Series:

Mound Program

Saturday
June 15th
10am

What did archaeologists find inside the mound at Hayes Arboretum? Learn about the excavation and the culture that built this earthen structure.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

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Trail Thursdays:

Using the Senses

Thursday
June 20th
10am

Discover the forest through sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

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Wild Wednesdays:

In the Stream

Wednesday
June 26th
10am

Stroll through the stream in search of salamanders and other aquatic animals.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

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Saturday Series:

Tree ID Program

Saturday
June 29th
10am

Do you know your native trees? Join our naturalist for a short presentation, followed by an outdoor stroll to identify and learn about specific trees.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

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Saturday Series:

Pollinator Field Tour

Saturday
July 13th
10am

Join Dr Jaime Coon - Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Sustainability at Earlham College - for a program and tour of the Hayes Arb fields.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

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Saturday Series:

Herb Hike

Saturday
July 27th
10am

Join Cierra Bailey of Run Wild Apothecary for an educational hike through Hayes Arboretum on how to find, identify, and use plants found in forests.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

Blue Flower

Eastern Indiana Beekeepers

Tuesday
June 18th
6:30pm

Join the Eastern Indiana Beekeepers for their monthly meeting on various bee topics. Open to anyone curious about beekeeping.

Meet in the Nature Center (801 Elks Rd).

Learn more about EIB.

Free

Honeybee

Wild Wednesdays:

Under a Log

Wednesday
June 5th
10am

Discover the living world on, in, and under a log by exploring the fallen trees in the forest.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

Tree Trunk

Saturday Series:

Summer Bird Hike

Saturday
June 8th
10am

Bring your binoculars and join Libby Keyes - Executive Director of Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary - for a hike through the forests of
Hayes Arboretum.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

Bird

Trail Thursdays:

From Roots to Flowers

Thursday
June 13th
10am

From wildflowers to trees, plants are all around us. Learn how plants work on this hike.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

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Wild Wednesdays:

Caterpillar Crawl

Wednesday
June 19th
10am

Join us as we search high and low for our 6-legged insect friends in the forests.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

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Saturday Series:

Invasive Species Hike

Saturday
June 22nd
10am

Join Liz Yetter - East Central Regional Invasive Specialist - for an invasive species identification program on the trails of Hayes Arboretum.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

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Trail Thursdays:

Eagle Eye

Thursday
June 27th
10am

Explore the forest in search of natural items on our naturalist’s checklist.

Naturalist-led family hike.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/child

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Saturday Series:

Holiday Hike

Saturday
July 6th
10am

Need a chance to stretch your legs this holiday weekend? Join our naturalist for a summer morning hike through the forests of Hayes Arboretum.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

Daisies

Saturday Series:

Beekeeping Program

Saturday
July 20th
10am

Join Michael West - President of the Eastern Indiana Beekeepers - for a program on beekeeping, followed by an optional hive demonstration.

Registration required.

Meet in the Nature Center

(801 Elks Rd).

Members: Free Nonmembers: $2/adult

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