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Eagle Marsh

  • Address: 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804
  • Phone: (260) 478-2515
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Eagle Marsh is a 716-acre wetland preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne with eight miles of trails.

Eagle Marsh is a 716-acre wetland preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Eight miles of trails allow hikers to access the preserve’s varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, with almost 200 kinds of birds and numerous other wild creatures including bald eagles which are seen often at the preserve. Self guided tours dawn to dusk.

  • Ramblers Hike

    Eagle Marsh

    June 4, 2019 - December 31, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-06-04 09:00:00 2019-12-31 13:00:00 Ramblers Hike <p><span>Explore all facets of Eagle Marsh with a varied group of nature enthusiasts with this free hike. Don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring binoculars if desired. The starting point every Tuesday in June, September and December will be at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne).</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo by Grace Danel)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-19 09:00:00 2019-06-19 10:00:00 Short Hikes for Short Legs: Wildflower Mania <p><span>Summer is in full swing and we hope you all have been enjoying all of the colors this season has on display. Join Little River Wetlands Project at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) on this hike to explore one of nature's best attributes. We will learn about flowers in bloom and the basics of how to identify them on this guided hike. Boots are recommended for this event.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo by: Dick Cross)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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    Eagle Marsh west entrance (Boy Scout office)

    July 2, 2019 - October 29, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-07-02 09:00:00 2019-10-29 13:00:00 Ramblers Hike <p><span>Explore all facets of the Eagle Marsh west entrance (by the Boy Scout Office, 8315 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne) with a varied group of nature enthusiasts with this free hike. Don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring binoculars if desired. The starting point every Tuesday in April, July and October will be at the Eagle Marsh west entrance (Boy Scout office), 8315 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of bald eagles by: Brian Wood)</span></p> 8315 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-07-11 08:30:00 2019-07-11 09:45:00 Breakfast on the Marsh: More than Monarchs - A Tale of Migration <p><span>When it comes to migration, it is often assumed that it only involves animals - but if it weren't for the Monarch journey, would we know about insect migration? So, what insects migrate and why do insects migrate? Join Jeff Ormiston, Environmental Educator at Fox Island County Park, as he shares with us the journey of migrating insects including dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, and moths. </span><br /><br /><span>Presented as part of our Breakfast on the Marsh series for nature lovers ages 50+. Light breakfast and presentation will be at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, Room 102/104.</span><br /><br /><span>To reserve your seat, please email Aly Munger at a.munger@lrwp.org or call 260-478-2515.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of convergent lady beetle by: Roxanne S. Bernard)</span></p> 8211 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-07-17 09:00:00 2019-07-17 10:00:00 Short Hikes for Short Legs: Secondary Signs <p><span>Did you know you can tell an herbivore versus carnivore just by looking at the skull? Or that an animal’s scat and tracks can tell you more than just what it ate or what direction it was going? Food chains are the balancing act of an ecosystem and can indicate a habitat’s health. Starting in the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne), we will learn about what it’s like to be a predator or prey, while exploring the different facets of secondary signs they leave behind. Please dress for the weather, boots are recommended. This event is fun for children ages 3 to 5 with a responsible adult.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of skulls by: Pennsylvania Envirothon)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-07-27 10:00:00 2019-07-27 11:30:00 Wildflowers <p><span>Summer is in full swing and we hope you all have been enjoying all of the colors this season has on display. Join Little River Wetlands Project at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) on this hike to explore one of nature's best attributes. We will learn about flowers in bloom and the basics of how to identify them on this guided hike. Boots are recommended for this event.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo by: Dick Cross)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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    Arrowhead Prairie

    May 21, 2019 - November 26, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-05-21 09:00:00 2019-11-26 13:00:00 Ramblers Hike <p><span>Explore all facets of Arrowhead Prairie with a varied group of nature enthusiasts with this free hike. Don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring binoculars if desired. The starting point every Tuesday in May, August and November will be at Arrowhead Prairie (8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke, IN 46783).</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of striped skunk)</span></p> 8624 Aboite Rd Roanoke, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-08-08 08:30:00 2019-08-08 09:45:00 Breakfast on the Marsh: IN Dept. of Agriculture in Conservation <p><span>Join us as Kate Sanders and Heath Hurst cover some of the different programs Indiana State Department of Agriculture offers to help landowners get best management practices on the ground, why improving soil health is important, and how that relates to improved water quality.</span><br /><br /><span>Presented as part of our Breakfast on the Marsh series for nature lovers ages 50+. Light breakfast and presentation will be at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, Room 102/104.</span><br /><br /><span>To reserve your seat, please email Aly Munger at a.munger@lrwp.org or call 260-478-2515.</span></p> 8211 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-08-14 09:00:00 2019-08-14 10:00:00 Short Hikes for Short Legs: Bird's Eye View <p><span>There are over 230 species of birds that either live or migrate through the marsh. Birds are incredible engineers, and are frugal foragers. We will meet at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne), then divide into small groups and move between stations along the trails while learning about our flying friends and how they fit into the ecosystem on the marsh. Please dress for the weather, boots are recommended. This event is fun for children ages 3 to 5 with a responsible adult.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of blue-winged warbler by: Joe Geisler)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-09-12 08:30:00 2019-09-12 09:45:00 Breakfast on the Marsh: The 411 on Native Plants <p><span>What's new in the world of native plants? Join us as Laura Stine from Laura Stine Gardens lets us in on different events, ideas, and things you absolutely must know when it comes to native plants!</span><br /><br /><span>Presented as part of our Breakfast on the Marsh series for nature lovers ages 50+. Light breakfast and presentation will be at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, Room 102/104.</span><br /><br /><span>To reserve your seat, please email Aly Munger at a.munger@lrwp.org or call 260-478-2515.</span></p> 8211 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-09-18 09:00:00 2019-09-18 10:00:00 Short Hikes for Short Legs: A Bug's Life <p><span>Learn why doing the “bug stomp” shouldn’t be the first choice when meeting an insect. Meeting at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne), we will divide into small groups and move between stations along the trails of Eagle Marsh to learn about the important roles insects play in our ecosystem. Where do insects live? What do they eat and how do they talk to each other? And ultimately, what makes an insect…an insect? All these questions answered and more, on this exploratory experience at the marsh. Please dress for the weather, boots are recommended. This event is fun for children ages 3 to 5 with a responsible adult.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of Halloween pennant dragonfly by: Grace Danel)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-10 08:30:00 2019-10-10 09:45:00 Breakfast on the Marsh: Bat Research at Eagle Marsh <p><span>Join Scott Bergeson, from Purdue University Fort Wayne, as he shares with us his exciting summer research on Bats at Eagle Marsh. Hear about what was learned, the mist-net and radio-telementry technology that was used, and the encounters had with the bats of Eagle Marsh. Scott spends his time doing research in Ecology and Wildlife Biology, currently focusing on bat habitat use (including the endangered Indiana bat). </span><br /><br /><span>Presented as part of our Breakfast on the Marsh series for nature lovers ages 50+. Light breakfast and presentation will be at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, Room 102/104.</span><br /><br /><span>To reserve your seat, please email Aly Munger at a.munger@lrwp.org or call 260-478-2515.</span></p> 8211 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-16 09:00:00 2019-10-16 10:00:00 Short Hikes for Short Legs: Towering Trees <p><span>Eagle Marsh includes a mature woods and an emergent tree area. Using tree “cookies,” bark samples and leaves, we discuss the parts of trees. In addition, we compare and contrast the similarities and differences between different tree species, and examine what animals depend on trees. Meeting at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne), we will divide into small groups and move between stations along the trails of Eagle Marsh, while exploring our emergent and older woods. We will then explore what adaptations tree make in order to survive in a wet environment. Please dress for the weather, boots are recommended. This event is fun for children ages 3 to 5 with a responsible adult.</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-20 09:00:00 2019-11-20 10:00:00 Short Hikes for Short Legs: Who Is Home? <p><span>Where is everyone going? We will start in the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) spending our time exploring and trying to identify who is home at this time of year and who is heading somewhere else. We will cover the topic of migration and what that means exactly. Please dress for the weather, boots are recommended. This event is fun for children ages 3 to 5 with a responsible adult.</span><br /><br /><span>(Photo of sandhill cranes by: Brian Wood)</span></p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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