Events

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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Sandhill Crane Excursion

The bugling call of sandhill cranes is an unforgettable sound in our area. Sandhill cranes are also an exciting conservation success story. During fall migration they gather in huge flocks, some of which can be found within easy driving distance of Merry Lea. Join Environmental Educator, Carol Good-Elliott, and expert birder, Bruce Glick, for an excursion to search out these amazing birds and to learn the history of their recovery in Indiana! 

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Second Annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 18th from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm for the second annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap! Join fellow gardeners, growers, and plant enthusiasts. Gather to exchange seeds, compare and discuss varieties, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are not required to bring seeds to the event, but if you save seed, please bring them along!

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