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Beginners and Backyard Birders Welcome! Celebrate birding and help protect land. Would you like to help ACRES and practice your birding skills? Bird Blitz is back! You can count birds either as an individual or on a team, on any open ACRES preserve, dawn to dusk, from Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 8. Registration …

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Happy New Year ACRES friends! Here’s a quick snapshot review of where we’ve been in 2018. Will you join us in 2019? Winter Solstice Staff Outing | Victory Noll AcresThe Matchsellers gave us a sweet show in the ACRES Barn.The Language Company shared a hike and a presentation.Local author Ryan Schnurr led a hike at …

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Scott Namestnik’s eagerness to explore Quog Lake last summer was quickly replaced with trepidation. “It has to be the most challenging site on which I’ve ever conducted a survey,” he said of the ACRES Land Trust property in LaGrange County. Scott Namestnik supports ACRES’ plant species inventories. He’s leading an in-the-field Plant Workshop July 12–13. …

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Ahoy, bird-lovers! Did ya bird blitz with ACRES last week? If you were perched in a preserve, binoculars fervently scanning the canopy, the brush, or waterside for a tail, a flutter, even a hint of feathered frenzy, you were not alone. Logo by Yonder Clothing Co. 76 volunteer backyard birders and life-long bird watchers pitched …

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Scarlet Tanager photo by Dave Fox The registration deadline is swiftly approaching for ACRES Land Trust’s 2nd Annual Bird Blitz, to be held June 3-9. ACRES Land Trust welcomes backyard bird-watchers and avid birders alike to register by May 18 to participate at acreslandtrust.org/birdblitz. This year, to encourage new birdwatchers, ACRES partnered with regional Audubon …

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Recently, I have been telling everybody I know about the Maumee River. Among the first things I usually mention are that it sits at the center of the largest watershed in the Great Lakes region, that it drains more than 6,600 square miles of land in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, and that it has a …

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ACRES’ mission is to preserve natural areas. By doing so, we often fulfill the goals of other organizations and people as well. ACRES’ 2012 acquisition of Marion’s Woods in Steuben County is a good example. Marion Eberhardt Art Eberhardt has been an ACRES’ member since April 14, 1962. His late wife, Marion, was also active …

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  Now through December 31, all $25 gift membership recipients will also receive an ACRES Preserve Guide. Looking for a unique, local, lasting gift to give? Through December 31, for $25, you can give the gift of membership and ACRES will send your gift recipient a free Preserve Guide as a special welcome. $10 ACRES …

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This Saturday, 10 am, ACRES hosts a hike at Ropchan Memorial, 6830 N. 750 W, Orland, IN 46776. You’re invited to join ACRES’ volunteer Matt Dunno and naturalist Fred Wooley on the trail through this 80-acre state-dedicated nature preserve. This land tells many stories, stories of glacial change, of forests and wetlands and wildlife – …

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What would change if we understood natural lands as more important to us than electricity and cell phones, as crucial to us as clean water and air? Dear Friends, While most people view ACRES’ work positively, they may also consider land preservation as optional. What would change if we understood natural lands as more important …

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Featured Preserve

Blue Cast Springs

By the Numbers

150+
volunteers worked 2,500 hours in the field, office and on the trails