The Tippecanoe Audubon Society will be hosting a field trip, Saturday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. They will visit fens and other areas at Pigeon River in La Grange County.
Fens are wetlands that receive alkaline groundwater flow, and therefore differ from bogs, which are more acidic because the water is supplied from precipitation. The fen has populations of several species of orchids, carnivorous plants, and other unusual plants. They will check wetlands and fields for marsh birds, flycatchers and Sandhill cranes.
For maps and more information on the site, see http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3086.htm. The phone number is 260-367-2164, and the address is 8310 E. 300 N., Mongo (or Howe in some sources), IN.
They will meet at the Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area office. From the town of Mongo, on SR 3 in Lagrange County, travel east about 1/2 mile on CR 300 N to the headquarters area (restrooms and picnic area nearby).
Since they will be walking around in wet areas, wear high boots or footwear that can get wet and dirty. Bringing insect repellent would not be a bad idea.
For more information, please contact Dave Hicks at 260-982-2471 or [email protected]