UNION TOWNSHIP | Taltree’s hikes classes are just the ticket to get you ready for summer. Participants must register and pre-pay for classes. Unless otherwise noted, classes will take place in Taltree’s classroom, 71 N. County Road 500 West. For more information, call (219) 462-0025 or visit www.taltree.org.
Plant Arbor Day family tree
Bring the family and plant trees with certified arborist Matt McBain from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. April 27. Learn about the types of trees, what trees work best where, and go home with a tree to plant. Tree planting is free with entrance fee. Meet in the Taltree parking lot.
Divide and conquer
Learn how to divide perennials from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 27. This hands-on workshop will turn participants into plant-splitting pros. Jean Starr, of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, will offer tips and techniques for digging, dividing and replanting perennials like Hosta, Heuchera, mums, asters and more. The cost is $25 for members/$35 nonmembers.
Spring Wildflower Hike
Hike the Owl Trail from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 4 and look at the wildflowers. Experienced naturalist Maddie Grimm will guide guests through identifying wildflowers. The cost is free for members/$5 nonmembers. Participants should meet in the Taltree parking lot.
Participants will learn about citizen science water monitoring, in addition to learning how to teach Hoosier Riverwatch to students kindergarten through grade 12, get involved in water management in the community from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. This class is free for Taltree docents and Taltree members/$15 for residents. Participants should meet in the Taltree parking lot.