Blatchley Nature Study Club
125 Boulder Drive, Noblesville, Indiana 46060

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Our mission:
To promote appreciation and preservation of the environment
through education and fellowship.

W. S. Blatchley
"There are, in my opinion, too many specialists
and too few naturalists in the world today."
— Willis S. Blatchley
Founded 1922 by Dr. Earl Brooks
President: Rick Towle

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Common Birds of Indiana (1945), by Earl Brooks (8MB PDF file)

The Days of a Naturalist: An Autobiography of W. S. Blatchley (280KB PDF file)
2015 Message from the President

Let's start with a question, shall we? This is "adapted" from the major thinking behind Richard Louv's newest book, The Nature Principle. Definitely something that is on my mind as we head into 2015!

What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in all of the "everyday actions and distractions?"

Just imagine…

So much research has been done (by Louv and others) that shows the importance of spending time in nature to help "counterbalance" all of the indoor time that makes up our lives. How great would it be if we could reduce stress and anxiety, improve motor skills, boost educational outcomes, and generally encourage healthier lifestyles simply by taking time to reconnect with our natural world?

It's a simple thing to do… come out and spend time at Blatchley Nature Study Club! Find some common ground with other like-minded people and become a member of the club! Walk the trails… check out the wildflowers… do some birdwatching!! Find some time in your busy daily schedule that allows you to get a big dose of "vitamin N(ature)!"

— Rick Towle, President
Blatchley Nature Study Club

Special Upcoming Event:

Annual Spring Wildflower Walk
at the Blatchley Nature Study Club in Noblesville
Saturday, April 25, 1-5 p.m.
Everyone welcome!
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Blatchley Nature Study Club, Inc.
125 Boulder Drive, Noblesville, Indiana 46060
An Indiana 501(c)(3) corporation
Rick Towle, President
Last updated March 13, 2015

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