Wildlife in Allen County, Indiana

Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve

Street View from Google map is northeast of Fox Island County Park and east of Little River Wetlands Project

River me Timbers! Eagle Marsh June 6, 2024 College TV Fort Wayne on YouTube
Made as part of the Center for Collaborative Media's Riverfront Fort Wayne project for the City of Fort Wayne in 2019.

Fort Wayne nature preserve (Eagle Marsh) TEEMING with life during spring by Daniel Beals posted May 12, 2022 on YouTube
From the article 21Country: Eagle Marsh plants, wildlife emerging after delayed spring A diverse number of species call the wetlands home by Daniel Beals updated: May 12, 2022 on 21AliveNews.com.

6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, 46804. Eagle Marsh Preservation on Facebook. Bald eagles and sandhill cranes are the stars among a variety of wildlife returning to this restored marsh in the portage area of southwest Allen County maintained by the Little River Wetlands Project. The portage area of southwest Allen County connects the 3 Fort Wayne rivers with the Wabash River that flows southwest to the Ohio River then the Mississippi River. Fort Wayne is called the "Summit City" because it was the highest point on the Wabash & Erie Canal and also near a continental divide so the Maumee River Flows northeast to Lake Erie (one of the Great Lakes) in the opposite direction as the Wabash River. The Fort Wayne Community School Portage Middle School is near and named for this area. Fort Wayne sits along a continental divide discussed in Options narrowed for Eagle Marsh carp plan August 15, 2013 no longer online, Carp-control report released for Eagle Marsh August 15, 2013 statement issued by the Corps of Engineers on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, and Officials to research 2 options for halting carp August 16, 2013 no longer online all by Dan Stockman of the The Journal Gazette newspaper.

  1. Eagle Marsh on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia announced July 10, 2023 in a Facebook post by the Riverview Native Nursery then shared July 11, 2023 by Little River Wetlands Project.
  2. Here's something a little different. I was watching this osprey cruising high over one of the big ponds at the marsh...

    Posted by Brian Wood on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 post on Facebook:

    Here's something a little different. I was watching this osprey cruising high over one of the big ponds at the marsh this morning. Suddenly it banked into a steep dive and disappeared behind some trees. When it reappeared I was really surprised to see that it was carrying a large goldfish! Not a great photo because it was a very long way off, but you can see what was going on. There's always something cool to see at Eagle Marsh.

  3. Ed Powers has been the compiler for Eagle Marsh birds for the past 15 years. In September, Jon Jenkins noted an...

    Posted by Three Rivers Birding on Thursday, October 1, 2020

    October 1, 2020 post by the Three Rivers Birding on Facebook:

    Ed Powers has been the compiler for Eagle Marsh birds for the past 15 years. In September, Jon Jenkins noted an olive-sided flycatcher at the marsh. This was bird species #250! Pictured is the floating dock on the east side of the the marsh.

  4. PrimeTime - Age of Nature - October 9, 2020 Season 2020 Episode 32 | 27m 33s Age of Nature. Guests - Bob Dispenza and Betsy Yankowiack. This area’s only in-depth, live, weekly news, analysis and cultural update forum, PrimeTime 39 airs Fridays at 7:30pm. This program is hosted by PBS39’s President/General Manager Bruce Haines.
  5. September 23, 2023 post by Wander In Nature Photography by James on Facebook:

    Explore the Eagle Marsh Wetlands with me! Little River Wetlands Project

  6. October 2, 2023 post by the Little River Wetlands Project on Facebook:

    Eagle Marsh is honored to be apart of the Indiana Wetlands Challenge! @protectindianaland and other partners have compiled a guide of places who are protecting wetlands.

    This selfie/photo station is intended to educate the community on the importance of wetlands. Use the hashtag #IndianaWetlands to help spread the word. Starting the end of next week, postcards are available through this challenge. You can send your selfie to the state and share that you care about wetlands.

    More information and guide available at: Indiana Wetlands Challenge Discover Indiana Wetlands. Challenge yourself, friends, and family to visit and learn about these special ecosystems.

  7. December 22, 2023 post by the Indiana Land Protection Alliance - ILPA on Facebook:

    Wetlands are some of the most complex and productive ecosystems in the world. An 831-acre area located in Fort Wayne, IN known as Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve provides food and shelter for at least 243 species of birds, according to eBird [ Eagle Marsh ]. From Osprey to Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Screech-Owls to Caspian Terns, warblers and sparrows and hawks and more, think about how much biodiversity is represented in this food web!

    Little River Wetlands Project protects more than 1,300 acres of wetlands in the Little River watershed, including Eagle Marsh, where you can explore over 14 miles of trails. When you check this property off your list, you will have seen the result of one of the largest #indianawetlands restoration projects. We think it's quite spectacular!

    Join the Indiana Wetlands Challenge! Download your guide here:

    Indiana Wetlands Challenge

  8. Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve is home to more than 255 species of bird, along with other mammals, reptiles and...

    Posted by WANE 15 on Thursday, February 22, 2024

    February 22, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

    Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve is home to more than 255 species of bird, along with other mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

    One bird that is unique to the nature preserve in late winter and early spring is the American white pelican. 

    Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve features diverse wildlife to see with spring on horizon

  9. Wednesday, April 17, 2024 post by WBOI's Folktales on Facebook:

    Shared April 17, 2024 post by Carl Jylland-HalversonA Little Greener Every Day Café on Facebook:

    Here is my latest blog post. It covers two years of turtle research at Eagle Marsh. This is a citizen science project coordinated by Purdue University Fort Wayne. Please watch the video, it may get you interested in participating in some turtle research this summer. The research is fun, beautiful, and useful. Contact Little Rivers Wetlands Project if you are thinking of helping out this summer. You can volunteer for a morning, an afternoon, the whole day, or the entire two weeks. And don't worry, if you don't have your own waders Eagle Marsh will have a pair you can borrow for the day.

    Turtle Research at Eagle Marsh  

    Living Green On A Blue Planet Turtle Research at Eagle Marsh April 17, 2024 Living Green on a Blue Planet on YouTube
    Eagle Marsh, part of Little River Wetlands Project, participates in numerous citizen science projects. One of the more dynamic (read fluid) projects is Turtle Research. The research is desgined and coordinated by Purdue University Fort Wayne's Department of Biology. Dr. Mark Jordan directs the project. During the summers of 2022 and 2023 biology student Autumn Straessle corrdinated the project on site at Eagle Marsh. The project gathered data on air and water temperature, species identification, the size, weight, and sex of each turtle caught, and focused on four different species of freshwater turtles.

  10. July wildflowers at Eagle Marsh

    Posted by Carl Jylland-Halverson on Saturday, July 6, 2024

    Saturday, July 6, 2024 post by Carl Jylland-Halverson on Facebook:

    July wildflowers at Eagle Marsh

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