Nature Club offers unique take on Monroe Lake


The One Acre Nature Club at Monroe Lake is a place for people who want to slow down, take a closer look and really get to know nature.

Over the course of the year, members are able to develop a true sense of place by repeatedly exploring the same acre section of land with a different focus for each visit, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

New members are welcome to join at any time during the year. While there is no formal age limit, the club is recommended for adults, teenagers and older elementary students. Children must attend meetings with an adult.

To join the club, email Jill Vance at [email protected] at least four days before the first meeting you wish to attend.

The club meets at 10 a.m. one Sunday each month at Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington. Meetings last 60 to 90 minutes and take place entirely outdoors rain or shine. Remaining meeting dates this year are July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

For state residents, there is a $7 entry fee per vehicle. Vehicles with out-of-state license plates pay $9.

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