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 Interpretive Center
Wesselman Woods Nature Center Wesselman Woods Nature Center
photo by Lisa Hoffman

Bird watching in the
bird viewing room

photo by Aaron Chenoweth

Peering into the Owl Enclosure (photo courtesy of Aaron Chenoweth) Peering into the Owl Enclosure
photo by Aaron Chenoweth


  Trails
Boonville Trail
photo by Aaron Chenoweth


Main Trail
photo by Aaron Chenoweth
Log on Main Trail
photo by Aaron Chenoweth
Newburgh Trail (photo courtesy of Aaron Chenoweth) Newburgh Trail
photo by Aaron Chenoweth


Boonville Trail Boonville Trail
photo by Lisa Hoffman

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Trail Map (PDF)

  Environmental Education
Sugarbush tour guided by  Larry Caplan, WNS board member and Purdue Extension Educator for horticulture in Vanderburgh County (photo courtesy of Aaron Chenoweth)Sugarbush tour
Guided by Larry Caplan,
WNS board member and Purdue Extension Educator for horticulture in Vanderburgh County
photo by Aaron Chenoweth

Summer Camp Friends Hiking at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Summer Camp Friends Hiking at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

photo by Lisa Hoffman

Students picking plants in the "Get Growing" program (photo courtesy of Scott Kramer). Students picking plants in the
"Get Growing" program
photo by Scott Kramer

Close encounter with the WWNP's bull snake during on educational program.WNS naturalist Ali Rohde offers
an up-close encounter with a
bull snake during a program.

WNS volunteer Henry Backes teaches students about our local history through crafts at WWNP Pioneer Days

photo by Aaron Chenoweth

A group of 2008 Summer Nature Camp participants shows off their silliest poses

photo by Aaron Chenoweth

Raptor docent Charlie Carper

(left) and Zachary Schroeder

show off a reindeer Christmas ornament that they made

during Toddler Tales.

photo by Susan Haislip



Master Naturalist Chris Norrick

lets cub scouts from pack 318

feel the bull snake's (Pituophis melonoleucus sayi) scales

during an off-site program.

photo by Aaron Chenoweth



Birdwatcher participating in an Ohio Valley Birding Festival program.
photo by Aaron Chenoweth


  Conservation

  Leadership in Sustainability

Growing a Network for Sustainability

Businesses, organizations, community leaders, WNS members, and others are taking part in our initiative to increase our community/regional sustainability.
photo by Photics, LLC

WNS Receives the Shirley James "Greening the Community" Award

Wesselman Nature Society is committed to conservation, sustainability, environmental

research and education.

 

  Bird Banding Project (ongoing)



Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
(Passerina cyanea)
photo by Aaron Chenoweth


Rose Breasted Grosbeak
A female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
(Pheucticus ludovicianus)
photo by Kathy Durnell


Pileated WoodpeckerPileated Woodpecker
(Dryocopus pileatus)

photo by Kathy Durnell
White Breasted NuthatchWhite-Breasted Nuthatch
(Sitta carolinensis)
photo by Aaron Chenoweth

   

  Fauna
Red Bellied Woodpecker Red-Bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus)
photo by Lisa Hoffman

Tufted Titmouse Tufted Titmouse
(Baeolophus bicolor)
photo by Lisa Hoffman
Fox SquirrelFox Squirrel
(Sciurus niger)
photo by Kara Brothers
North American Racoon North American Racoon
(Procyon lotor)

photo by Kara Brothers
Birds at the bath in the bird viewing area - May 2008 (Tennessee Warblers, Cedar Waxwings, and Scarlet Tanager) (photo courtesy of Aaron Chenoweth). Birds at the bath in the bird viewing area - May 2008
(CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:) Tennessee Warblers (Vermivora peregrina), Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum), and Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

photo by Aaron Chenoweth

Five lined SkinkFive-lined Skink
(Eumeces fasciatus)
photo by Aaron Chenoweth

Bugs Eye View from the Odonata Pond Butterfly Garden

(Project of the Southwest Indiana Master Gardener Association)
photo by Kara Brothers

Barred Owl
(Strix varia)

photo by Aaron Chenoweth

 

  Flora
Fall Foliage Fall Foliage at WWNP
photo by Lisa Hoffman

Paw Paw Fruit Paw Paw
(Asimina triloba)
photo by Lisa Hoffman

May Apple

May Apple
(Podophyllum peltatum)

photo by Aaron Chenoweth

Jack in the Pulpit Jack in the Pulpit
(Arisaema triphyllum)
photo by Lisa Hoffman

Colorful Foliage Ground Cover Found During Winter
photo by Kara Brothers

Acorn and Winter Foliage
photo by Kara Brothers


  Resident Raptors
   
Barred Owl Raptor Program Director Lauren Preske with Luna, the Barred Owl
photo by Aaron Chenoweth



barn owl Banshee, the Barn Owl
(Tyto alba)
photo by Greg Roeder

 

great horned owl Hattie, the Great Horned Owl
(Bubo virgininianus)

photo by Greg Roeder

Red Tailed Hawk Artemis, the Red-Tailed Hawk
(Buteo jamaicensis)

photo by Greg Roeder



Barred Owl Luna, the Barred Owl
(Strix varia)
photo by Aaron Chenoweth

American Kestral Skylar, the American Kestral
(Falco sparverius)
photo by Greg Roeder


Turkey Vulture Basil, the Turkey Vulture
(Cathartus aura)
photo by Greg Roeder


   

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