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Mike Metz Fen Wildflower and Butterfly Hike

Sunday, August 11, 1 PM

Pine Knob Park - 2825 E SR 120, Howe, IN 46746

Approximately 2.5 hours 

Join Blue Heron Ministries restoration ecologist John Brittenham for a guided butterfly & wildflower hike in Pine Knob Park’s Mike Metz Fen and Duff Lake.  Participants will learn about the many wildflowers and butterflies that make their home in this stunning wetland/prairie/oak woodland ecosystem. August is the most stunning time of year for wildflowers in the fen. Enjoy this opportunity to bathe in the beauty of one of the nicest natural areas in northeast Indiana.  

  • Meet in the parking lot of Pine Knob Park for a carpool to the starting point. 
  • The trail is approximately 1.9 miles. 
  • Accessible trails of limestone and boardwalks. 
  • Bring desired comfort items: sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, etc.
  • Binoculars and cameras are welcome.
  • Event will take place rain or shine.
  • After the program, you are welcome to walk the trails back to your car to further enjoy the scenery.

For any questions, please contact John Brittenham at

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Park Hours

  • Summer Hours: May 1-Labor Day   8:00 am-9:00 pm.   
  • Winter Hours: Labor Day-April 30   8:00 am- Legal Sunset.
  • Park Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 noon, and 12:30 pm-3:30 pm.

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