Attendees enjoy an interpretive hike. Photo Provided.
Attendees enjoy an interpretive hike. Photo Provided.
WINONA LAKE - The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams is hosting three free community events this fall.

These family-friendly events include hiking and foraging expeditions, plus a composting workshop, according to a news release from the Lilly Center.

You’re invited to attend an expedition through beautiful Oppenheim Woods on Aug. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This interpretive hike, led by The Nature Conservancy team and Dr. Nate Bosch, is a way for families to learn about the outdoors.

This expedition will depart from Tippecanoe Lake Country Club.

RSVP for Expedition: Oppenheim Woods at oppenheimwoods22.eventbrite.com.

If you’ve ever walked by a mushroom and wondered, “Can I eat that?” Expedition: Summer Foraging is for you! Led by the Lilly Center’s own Luke Hunt, this evening is Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet at the Boys City Trailhead in Winona Lake.

Join Expedition: Summer Foraging at foraging22.eventbrite.com.

Did you know? Composting is a great way to keep our lakes and streams clean and healthy. Come to the Lilly Center Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a composting basics workshop. Leslie Williams from KC Recycling Depot will teach us about traditional composting and vermicomposting. You’ll even have the chance to make your own in-ground composter!

RVSP for Composting Basics Workshop at composting22.eventbrite.com.

The release concludes, “Special thanks to Zimmer Biomet Foundation for underwriting these community events.”