Sports and Outdoors

Monday, April 19, 2010

Salamonie seniors lunch topic is wildflowers, May 3

Indiana DNR Release:

Individuals age 50 or older are invited to enjoy Wildflowers at their Best at the May 3 senior’ lunch at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Interpretive naturalist Marvin McNew will present his annual wildflower program through Powerpoint slides and take a short walk on the Turkey Cove Trail to look for wildflowers.

The program kicks off with the meal at 12:30 p.m. The meat dish will be provided by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS). Seniors should bring a dish to pass, their own table service and $1 donation to help defray the cost of the provided meat dish.

Those interested should register by calling UWIS, (260) 468-2127, or visiting the interpretive center, 3691 S. New Holland Rd., Andrews, 46702.

The interpretive center and gift shop’s hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This barrier-free building features exhibits, floor-to-ceiling windows in the wildlife viewing area, and staff to answer questions.

The center is in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area, Highway 105, western Huntington County.

The standard gate fee ($4/car Mon-Thurs; $5/car Fri-Sat-Sun; $7/car for out-of-state license plates) will be in effect when the gatehouse is open.

For more information on other UWIS programs, see

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