Turn Your Yard Into A Home for Wildlife

Jun 26

Landscaping Companies in ZionsvilleDo you enjoy spending time outdoors hiking at state parks, birdwatching, and happening upon wildlife? Many people enjoy observing nature and wildlife. Generally, you have to leave the city to see a lot of wildlife because animals have been pushed out of the cities as their homes are destroyed by infrastructure and residential neighborhoods. However, it is possible to make your backyard a place where wildlife like to live and visit. This is not only fun for you, but it provides a good place for wildlife such as birds, squirrels and deer to live and feed.

To turn your yard into a home for wildlife, you may want to consult with a landscaping company. Landscaping companies in Zionsville, Indianapolis, Carmel, and other surrounding areas will be able to help you develop a plan for creating a landscape in your backyard that attracts wildlife. They can recommend right trees and other plants for your yard that will attract the area’s wildlife.

A good backyard forest garden for wildlife will include trees, shrubs, and ground covers such as grass. Depending on the plants you choose, you may be able to benefit from the plants as well. For example, by planting fruit trees or berries, you will have produce to harvest for yourself as well as to share with the wildlife who make your backyard their home. This way, the backyard forest garden is mutually beneficial for yourself and the local animals.

Are you ready to get started? If you would like to know more about the potential plants you will need to plant and how to attract certain animals, contact your local landscaping company or start doing some Google research. Remember that it doesn’t have to be the perfect backyard garden from the start. It is okay to start with just a few plants and add to them as you learn about new plants and see what grows well in your yard.

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Hiking Through Mounds State Park

Jun 04

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Mounds State Park, located in Anderson, is a truly unique park that sets itself apart from the rest of the state parks of Indiana by having actual mounds that local Indians made back in the day. When you first arrive at Mounds you take a long road running the front of the local park and really setting the mood for the wooded wonderland that awaits you when arrive. You will have to stop at a small wooded park attendant station and pay $7 or just show your Indiana State park pass to get into the park. This is the only thing that will cost you while you are at the park, unless you choose to do some camping at the Anderson parks campground. Once you are into the local park you can either stop right away at the park welcome center or you can take a trip farther back into the park. There you will find a swimming pool that will keep the small ones entertained if you feel like not paying any attention to them throughout your day at the park. If you do actually feel like being a parent and being attentive to your children, boy oh boy are there trails in this place. In fact the outer trail of the park is a whopping 3.75 miles around. What a hike! It has its up and and its downs, and there are local touches here and there that really let you know the terrain of Indiana varies. There are hundred foot embankments overlooking the White River that runs through Anderson, and beautiful Indiana conifers providing plenty of shelter for local wildlife such as squirrels and rabbits and deer, oh my! You won’t find much in the way of wolves or bears in this area of Indiana, because come one guys, who finds bears in Indiana, crazy people, that’s who.

Let’s move on to the beautiful campground that this Indiana park has to offer. With somewhere in the neighborhood of around 45 campsites there are definitely some places to camp at this park. Did you know that children who hate camping at local parks usually grow up to be annoying brats? So make sure you keep your kids at your local park until they can’t stand not being there. Anderson’s Mounds State Park is definitely one whose campground will make your kids love it there. With a great playground at the park, there is a lot for your kids to do as well. There are restrooms and showers at the park if you happen to need to use those facilities while you are visiting. Most of the campsites have electricity for those of you who happen to have things like boomboxes or motorized camping mobiles. There is a small camp store located at the base of the campground that has a rather foxy young lady who runs it in the evenings on the weekends. There you can buy a newspaper, get some snacks, pick up some firewood, just shoot the breeze and feel the local hospitality that they have to offer.

Mounds State Park is a great way to spend a weekend, or even an afternoon if that’s really all the time you have available because you have a job, and a house you have to maintain, and a yard you have to mow, and a garden you want to plant. So spend however much time your really have available there, because that’s really all anyone can do.

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All That Nature Has to Offer

May 14

In this section I just want to really cover all the things that nature has to offer, sometimes we forget things like sheet paper, come from nature. In fact did you know, the majority of the wood that was used to build the house you’re in now, came from nature? That’s right! A lot of that wood came from Indiana and has been purposed to create some of the world’s best crown mold profiles, custom stairs and more!  The trees in Indiana are great for building things like houses and sheds, even barns! Noblesville Indiana is a great place to see these beautiful trees due to the fact that there is so much visible nature there, and it’s not very developed. One of the most crazy things I had ever heard was that a house or car could be powered by the sun. However, upon further investigation, it is true! You must make some crazy conversions, but so what?! The sun can power your house people! Why pay a local company for electricity when you can let the SUN give it to you?! Guess what else i discovered while I was looking into this whole thing, that WIND CAN POWER YOUR HOUSE TOO! This here nature is crazy and it has so much that it can offer us.

The locally raised beef in Anderson Indiana is considered some of the finest in the midwest area. So keep your eyes peeled when you’re out country cruising and get some of that grass fed local beef that’s for sale. With the rate that beef prices have been rising lately, it is important to remember to help support the local farmers that have been breeding their animals in the eastern Indiana area for years. There is even a new demand for goats raised in this area due to how friendly they are known to be. Which seems odd to me because goats are usually friendly and not mean unless you take down to them. However, i guess these Indiana goats are even more over the top friendly. So that’s alright with me. Well that was a bit of a rant and I guess that was off topic, but we shall get back on now.

The produce you buy from your local grocery store, did you know that it came from nature?! Somebody had to plant it into the ground and take it out of the ground in order for you to be able to buy it and eat it. It had to sit in the sun for days, and take in rain for water to help it grow. It takes weeks and months and days to grow, but once it does, you can eat it! It can provide you with the nutrients you need to become big and strong! You can even grow things locally in your own back yard and then pick them yourself and eat them and know what went into making them what they are. How crazy is that?! So do yourself a favor and thank nature when you’re outside today, and tomorrow, and the next day. Do not take nature for granted and make sure you take care of that mother.

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Adventures In The Outdoors

May 12

Adventure the fuel of life. Without adventure life is like an empty book without words. For this reason, you must always search for new ideas and spots to travel. Exploring adventurous destinations is the ultimate form of enjoying life. There are various adventurous activities available all around the world like rafting, rock climbing, skiing, cycling and much more. You can choose to do any of these activities. However, there are few things that you must keep in mind while going for adventurous travel. Some of the tips are discussed below for you.

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Tips That You Should Know

If you are planning for a beautiful, adventurous trip, then you should remember these following facts or tips:

  • Stay Hydrated: One of the most important facts is that you must keep yourself hydrated. Do not forget to carry enough fluids in your bad. Remember that plain drinking is always better than commercial drinking products. In rough weather, you should keep hydrating yourself. Carrying fruit juice can also turn out to be helpful. You should remember this vital factor while traveling the adventurous spots with your family or friends.
  • Fruits For Refreshment: The Amazing fact is that fruits can be a true friend of yours during the rough climate and places. Dry fruits are rich in vitamins. You can carry it while you are on the go. Fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, cucumber and other such fruits are truly amazing for health. These fruits have antioxidant compounds which keep the body and mind refreshed and energetic. This is a must follow factor for all the travelers who love to explore the thrilling spots.
  • Raw Veggies: Yes, raw vegetables can act as a perfect support in your long journey. Raw veggies are not only rich in beneficial enzymes and nutrients, but it also contains huge vitamins and minerals that help in keeping the body balanced and refreshing. You should abstain from cookies, chips, and other fast foods during the trip. Raw vegetables help in giving constant energy to the body. Moreover, it’s antioxidant quality keeps you energized for a long period.
  • Carry All Knick Knacks: One of the most important facts is that people often forget to pack the bag judiciously and finally forget to include essential gadgets. You should keep a list of all your important gadgets like a knife, mobile phones, and other appliances which are truly beneficial for the trip. You should not miss any of these important gadgets during your trip because that can create a mess at the time of emergency. You must also keep necessary medicines with you.


Enjoying The Best

These are some of the important tips that you must remember while going for a rough, adventurous trip.  You should be judicious in all aspect which includes a selection of the destination, time of traveling, physical health and such important aspects. These factors will keep you healthy and will give you a chance of enjoying a great trip. So get going and find the best mode of traveling now.

 

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My Mountain Bike Adventures

May 04

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This is a blog I started to chronicle my hiking through east central Indiana State Parks. I have found that there is so much to do outdoors in the Noblesville and Indianapolis areas that very rarely get talked about. So I would love to shed a little bit more light on these. From state parks to the Monon Trail you will never run out of things to do in the Indianapolis area. I have always found it relaxing to be outdoors, and sometimes it gets lonely, so I thought , “why not share my adventures with the world?” Not only is being outdoors a great way to relax but it also a great way to keep up a wonderful physique. Local parks are a great place to meet new people or to get together with some current friends to have a barbecue or just walk some trails and talk. The east central Indiana parks are far spanning and have some much to offer it can sometimes be overwhelming for me to try and capture their beauty for you, but I will try.

What makes the State parks of Indiana something I’m passionate about sharing with you? Well you see growing up in central Indiana I felt it was my duty to help bring them the attention they deserve. I know most of the time when people hear Indiana, they think, Lame-diana. But they’re wrong! So I think this will be a great way for me to describe some of the beauty that is here in Indiana that sometimes gets overlooked. You can find some great waterfalls and beautiful sunsets in the state of Indiana if you just know where to look. Although this site does have the name Mountain Bike adventures in it, that’s a hypothetical term just referring to my hiking throughout the wilderness. It is far too difficult to get a mountain bike into the woods, and it is extremely dangerous to locally mountain bike without written permission. Did you know that local mountain biking leads to 429 injuries a year according to a statistic I made up for this blog? Back to hiking, I find it much easier to peruse the wilderness on foot and even more enjoyable if you bring a locally bred four legged friend. My four legged friend happens to be named Sedona, (hence the name of the site) an alaskan malamute of 2 years old. She found me as a pup as I was wandering a trail in Anderson. We have been together ever since then, and have had many an adventure together.

So here at Sedona Mountain Bike Adventure you’ll find my thoughts on the local trails I walk. You will get an idea for what the landscape of Indiana is like, and what the nature sites here have to offer. There is so much that waits around the bend and I hope you’re excited for what I have to provide you with here. And remember that the things I have to offer you here is just the opinion of a locally raised guy, who happens to enjoy being outdoors. So thanks for stopping by today and checking this out. We will see if you love what I have to offer you, and if you don’t, don’t come back to my site about the state parks of Indiana and the hiking that I like to do in them.

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