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12th Annual Nature Daze

Camp Rancho Framasa

Saturday, September 7, 2019

8:30am - 3:00pm



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, 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!

2019 Program Topics

Geriann Albers - IDNR Furbearer Biologist

Muskrat Love...and Hate: Wildlife in your Pond


Gillian Field - Indiana Gillian! Invasive Fighter!

Ellen Jacquart - Chair, MC-IRIS; President, Indiana Native Plant Society

Neighborhood Invasive Plant Control


Tommy Gunn - Forester, The Nature Conservancy

Low Tech Invasive Plant Control


John Lawrence - Executive Director, Sycamore Land Trust

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill


Dan Shaver - Project Director, The Nature Conservancy

Ice Age to Oak Tree: Forest Succession and Nature Disturbance


Sharen Sorenson - Indiana author, "Planting Native to Attract Birds" and

"Birds in the Yard Month by Month"

Planting Natives for Lovely Landscapes and Beautiful Birds


Kids "Bewilder" Program

The Kids Program is for children ages 5 through 15 whose parents and/or grandparents are attending Nature Daze.  Children under the gate of 5 that wish to participate must be accompanied by an adult.


CYO Camp Rancho Framasa staff have a variety of activities planned around camp that will "bewilder" participants as they learn more about the environment in which we live.  Topics and activities for the day include Animal Adapatations, Backyard Biodiversity, Living with the Land, Bounce House, and a Creek Stomp.

Click HERE to download a copy of the program for the day.

Questions?  Email info@bcnwp.org.