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.