Events

Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands: A Restoration Story

On Thursday, August 22nd from 3 – 5 p.m., don’t miss the opportunity to discover the amazing changes Merry Lea’s landscape has undergone the last several decades! Join Bill Minter, Director of Land Management, as he reveals the restoration story of some of the prairies, savannas, and woodlands at Merry Lea. Go on a hike to explore these ecosystems and learn to identify some of the plants they represent. This program is designed for adult audiences. The cost is $10 per adult and registration is required by August 20th. 

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Goat Cheese-Making Class

Meet the goats at Merry Lea! On September 14th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m don’t miss this opportunity to try your hand at milking our resident goats and then learning how to process goat milk into cheese. This program is intended for adults. The cost is $15 per person and registration is required by September 12th.

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Reflection on Nature Women’s Walk

Come together with other women for a time of reflection and discovery in nature. Part of the morning will be spent walking together in the wilderness, stopping to read aloud the words of women authors. Rediscover the restorative power of natural spaces and of women in community. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please dress for the weather. Cost is $10/person and registration is required by Thursday, September 26th. 

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Enchanted Forest

Join us for a night of magical discovery! You won’t want to miss one of the only opportunities in the year to hike the trails at night. Guides will lead groups by lantern-light to find and interact with real “live” animals. Our costumed staff and volunteers will answer questions about life as a native Indiana animal. This family-friendly evening is a great alternative to Halloween events too scary for young children.

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Enchanted Forest

Join us for a night of magical discovery! You won’t want to miss one of the only opportunities in the year to hike the trails at night. Guides will lead groups by lantern-light to find and interact with real “live” animals. Our costumed staff and volunteers will answer questions about life as a native Indiana animal. This family-friendly evening is a great alternative to Halloween events too scary for young children.

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