Nature Daze

7th Annual Nature Daze

Camp Rancho Framasa

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Eventbrite - Nature Daze 2013

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 entomology 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

Rob Chapman Extension Wildlife Specialist, Purdue University
Steve Russell Interim President, Hoosier Mushroom Society
Dan Shaver Forest Bank Operations Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Tom Swinford Regional Ecologist, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Tom Turpin Professor, Insect Outreach, Purdue University
Rafael Vega District Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Dawn York Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, Botanist

 Kids Program

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa staff will provide a entomology 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 Entomologist, Ants on a Twig, Cockroach Race, Insect vs. Man and Insect Food!

A free picnic style 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.