2018 Bird Blitz

The Tippecanoe Audubon Society (TAS) is happy to sponsor ACRES’ second annual Bird Blitz. Last year, TAS sponsored a group of Manchester High School students led by Manchester H.S. Biology instructor, Jabin Burnworth birding at Wildwood Nature Preserve.


This citizen-science project encourages folks to explore ACRES properties and help the organization build their bird species inventories across their service area in Northeast Indiana and surrounding counties in Michigan and Ohio.

Visit acreslandtrust.org/2018-bird-blitz for more details

This event has drawn support from local Audubon chapters from the following Audubon groups across Northeast Indiana.



Fall 2017 Field Trips

Saturday, october 28 @ 9:30 am
hathaway preserve at ross run (near lagro)


This ACRES preserve features the gorge of Ross Run.  This will be a great trip for the cliffs, waterfall and fall colors, as well as late migrant and winter resident birds.  Be prepared for some ups and downs on the trail.

From Wabash at SR 13 and US 24, take US 24 east 2.0 miles to SR 524 and turn right toward Lagro. Travel east 1.5 miles to SR 524 (Davis St.) and turn right (south).  Travel SR 524 for 1.5 miles to Baumbauer Rd., and turn right (west). Travel 2.2 miles to the preserve on the right. acreslandtrust.org/preserve/hathaway-preserve-at-ross-run/

Saturday, November 18 @ 9:30 am
TAS Herbert Taylor Preserve (near Liberty Mills)


This site on the bluffs above the Eel River was TAS’s first preserve.  From SR 13 north of North Manchester, turn east and travel into Liberty Mills.  At the east side of town, turn north (L).  Follow the street to the old schoolhouse and bear right.  Follow the road through a couple of right-angle bends and turn off at the TAS preserve sign.  Follow the lane on the south side of the pines to the parking area. 

Use the form below to request more information about these field trips

Change of venue

The venue for the April 25th program has been moved across campus. Fortunately, it’s a small campus so, it’s not too far from its scheduled location.

The program will now be held in the Science Center, room 101.

It’s really easy to find. Click here for a campus map.


Dragonflies & Damselflies (Annual Dinner)

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Tuesday, November 15 (dinner at 6:00 pm, presentation at 7:00 pm)
Hoff Room, Manchester University Student Union (Jo Young Switzer Center)

Please join us for Tippecanoe Audubon Society’s Annual Dinner. It’s a great chance to make new friendships or renew old ones! Good food and interesting topics! This year’s event will feature speaker Jeff Ormiston. With his stunning close-up photographs and engaging style, Jeff will introduce us to the common dragonflies and damselflies of Northern Indiana, and provide tips on how to identify the different species. Jeff will also tell us about their natural history.

Dragonflies and damselflies are second only to butterflies in attracting as much favorable attention to the insect world as warblers do in the bird world. They are acrobatic flyers, they come in a wide range of stunning colors, and some of them even migrate long distances. As with birds, a wide array of species are present in the warm months, and they occur in a range of habitats. Also, they have great common names, sexual dimorphism (males and females are often differently colored), and binoculars are handy to view them in their full glory!

Jeff is currently a naturalist with the Allen County Parks and Recreation department, where he has been since his retirement from the steel industry in 2013. Jeff is an Indiana Master Naturalist, an Indiana Master Gardener, a certified Interpretive Guide, an excellent photographer, and a man with great curiosity about the natural world. Won’t you join us for this fascinating glimpse into the world of bird-like insects.

If you would like to attend the program but, do not wish to join us for dinner, please arrive at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge if you only attend the program. 

Cost of dinner is $10.00 per person

The menu includes: Lemon rosemary chicken, Ravioli, Roasted sweet potatoes, Fresh Roma vegetables, Carrot cake, Beverage Service (Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Water)

Contact Dave Hicks at (260) 982-2471 or djhicks@manchester.edu to reserve your spot.

Project Spotlight

This is the last month to cast your vote for Tippecanoe Audubon Society (Click the image below to do so now). Since you can vote once each day, that can actually be a significant boost to the polls! It’s a charitable contribution that costs nothing except the amount of time it takes to type your name and e-mail address.