Nature Daze

8th Annual Nature Daze

Camp Rancho Framasa

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Nature Daze is an outreach program sponsored by the Brown County Native Woodlands Project (BCNWP) to help landowners better understand the importance of managing their property to create resilient native habitat that is free of invasive plants.

Activities for the day include talks and interpretive hikes led by resource professionals, a native plant sale, a children’s program focused on ornithology and a free picnic-style barbecue lunch. Spend the day learning, exploring and having fun at Camp Rancho Framasa located in the beautiful hills of Brown County!

Invited Speakers

Leslie Bishop Retired Professor of Biology, Volunteer Naturalist at Brown County State Park
Geoff Keller Wildlife field recording engineer
Mike Saunders Associate Professor of Ecology & Natural Resources, Purdue University
Dawn Slack Biologist, Camp Atterbury
Tom Swinford Regional Ecologist, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Alex Wardwell Executive Director, Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)

 Kids Program

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa staff will provide a ornithology program for kids ages 5 through 15 whose parents and/or grandparents are attending Nature Daze.  Kids under the age of 5 that wish to attend the Kids Program must be accompanied by an adult.  Topics for the day include Become an Ornithologist, Bird's Nests, Predator & Prey, Creek Hike and Cockroach Race & Insect Food!

A free picnic style barbecue lunch will be served and
native plants will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Questions?  Call: 812-988-2211 or Email:

Nature Daze Indiana Native Plant Lists

Download a copy of the Nature Daze 2013 Native Plant List.

Download a copy of the Nature Daze 2012 Native Plant List.

Nature Daze, September 8, 2012

Photos courtesy of Jeff Danielson,, and Brian Howey.  Picasa album compiled by Peg Lindenlaub.