Category Archives: Animals

Hall out the Holly, but Don’t Eat it

Holiday plants and greenery are cherished traditions. But under that pretty, green demeanor may be some toxins that are harmful to certain members of your family, including dogs and cats. Purdue Extension Porter County wants you and your family to be aware of some of the issues surrounding these holiday decorations.  Holly  All parts of…

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White Pelican & Great Egret Spotted at Wolf Lake

by Carolyn A. Marsh        Rick Catania took the beautiful photograph of an American White Pelican with a Great Egret on October 11, 2018 seen here at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake.  Another pelican joined it, but I saw only one on October 25.      There was a lot of drama at Forsythe Park in October. Many…

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New Observation Deck at Sunset Hill Park

A new wetland observation deck at Sunset Hill Farm County Park is ready for visitors. Located on the northeast side of the pond, the viewing platform provides access for birdwatching and observing wetland wildlife. It will also serve as a place to provide educational programming about wetland plants and animals, which has become a popular…

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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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Paws in the Park

Humane Indiana’s 26th annual “Paws in the Park“ event is set for Saturday, September 22nd at Munster’s Community Park.         The one-mile walk and vendor fun fair raises money to care for the animals of Humane Indiana. “It’s our biggest event of the year,” says Development Officer, Lisa Carpenter. “We are grateful for the enthusiastic support…

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Super Shrine Circus Comes To LaPorte

The all-new Carden International Circus is coming to town! Experience all the things you know and love about the circus and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the world have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is…

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Breakfast with the Birds

The winter blue’s got you down, Shake it off and come visit your park friends inside the Nature Center at Luhr Park.  Let this be an invitation to bundle up and grab the whole family; we promise it will be an explorative morning with the wonders of nature and the wildlife.  So come visit and…

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Whiting Parks Saves Snowy Owl

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Hopefully, “Owl” be Back!        Officer Milford Hale with the WPD found a beautiful Snow Owl in Lakefront Park.  It appeared that its wing had been broken.      Ann Canning of the Park Department said that after many hours of calls, they found a wildlife rescue that was willing to take…

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Boo At The Zoo

Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year?  Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and spend a kid-friendly, merry, and not so scary afternoon or evening with the animals. Little ghouls and boys will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored…

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Porter County Fair Begins July 19th

The Porter County Fair runs July 19th thru July 28th, 2018. Lots of things have changed at the fair, and we have focused these changes below. The Grandstand features top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and more!…

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