Nature Daze

9th Annual Nature Daze

Camp Rancho Framasa

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Eventbrite - Nature Daze 2015

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 a resilient native habitat.

Activities for the day include talks and interpretive hikes led by resource professionals, a native plant sale, a children’s program focused on forest ecology, door prizes, an herbicide giveaway 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

Cara Bergschneider - District Conservationist, Bloomington Field Office,
Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture
"Healthy Soils, Healthy Plants"

Dan Shaver - Brown County Hills Project Director
"When Invasive Plants Get in the way"

Dawn Slack - Wildlife Science Supervisor at the Indiana Department of
Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife, Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
"The Power of Native Plants!"

Sharen Sorenson - Author, 'Birds in the Yard Month by Month: 
What's There and Why, and How to Attract Those that Aren't'

"Birdscaping: Making Your Yard Attractive to Birds"

 Kids Program

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa staff will provide a Forest Ecology 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. &nbspTopics and activities for the day include 'Green Invaders (invasive species)', 'Plant Protectors (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & COMPOST!)', Cricket Treats, Bounce House and a Creek Stomping Hike.

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

Questions?  Call: 812-837-9445 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.