One of Indiana’s Largest Urban Wetlands is Hosting a FREE Earth Day Celebration
I'm gonna take this opportunity to brag about a couple of really neat nature experiences here in Evansville - Wesselman Woods and Howell Wetlands. I'm also going to tell you how you can visit both of them for free.
Wesselman Woods is "the largest tract of virgin, old-growth forest within any city limits in the United States. As an Indiana Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark, Wesselman Woods is a surviving remnant of Southern Indiana’s original forests."
Howell Wetlands is "the largest urban wetlands in Indiana, one of only five urban wetlands parks in the State. Howell Wetlands features 35 acres of marshland, bald cypress slough, oxbow lake, lowland hardwood forest, and upland meadow. This wide variety of habitats makes an excellent location for a variety of wildlife."
FREE Earth Day Celebrations
Both Wesselman Woods and Howell Wetlands will host Earth Day parties on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, and you're invited to visit both properties for FREE. There will be special activities from 10am-2pm at Howell Wetlands, and from 2pm-5pm at Wesselman Woods, including guided hikes, animal encounters, special community guests, local food trucks and more.
Did you also know that in all my years of living in Evansville (since 1993) I have only visited the wetlands one doggone time? Are you as disappointed in me as I am in myself? You should be.
This is the perfect opportunity to visit one of the neatest places in the Hoosier state, whether it's for the first or 100th time - or if you're a goober like me who has lived here for 30 years and visited only once. It's time to check it out again, don't you think?