Category Archives: Birding

Portage Lakefront Riverwalk Park

     Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park Riverwalk opened in October 2009 and is drawing some of the largest lakefront traffic in the Region. The park is considered a successful model by which public and private groups reclaimed brownfield space, its riverwalk affords easy access to the lakefront and beach. There also are trails that…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

     The Great Backyard Bird Count is Feb 14th – 17th, 2020! This 23rd annual event is somewhat of a misnomer, since you can count birds wherever you spot them, not only in your backyard! This week look for several shared posts featuring the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 14-17 no matter where you…

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Things To Do In Hammond Indiana

Find Recreation, Activities, Concerts, Events and Festivals at Wolf Lake Park and Pavilion See A Show at the Towle Theater Discover the Hammond Indiana Bird Sancturary Shop at It’s Just Serendipity Visit the AQUATIC Play Center Discover Nature at Gibson Woods Find Fun and Revelry at 18th Street Distillery Fun Time at the Festival of…

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Festival of the Owls Annual Event

     Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a family-friendly day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at their Annual Festival of Owls event at the Porter County  4-H Building. Meet-and-greet our owl ambassadors, and be amazed as you learn about these majestic creatures during the many presentations from…

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Owl Public Art Project

  Humane Indiana Owl Public Art Project unveiled of the majestic bird sculpture Porter County at its Wildlife Center. Again, it was displayed at the Munster Animal Shelter in Lake County.      The unveiling revealed the prototype of the four-foot, 50 lb., fiberglass owl sculpture.      The project’s goal is to bring awareness of Humane…

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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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Valpo B&B Awarded “Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana!

     The Official Best of America travel show will feature Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast as the “Official Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana.”       Nichole Redmiles, a Managing Producer for Official Best Of said, “We are very excited to be featuring Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast with the title ‘Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana—2018’ on our Official Best of America travel show. Here at the…

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Fall Colors at LaPorte County Parks

    The beautiful autumn colors are illuminating the county.  Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn in our four parks.  There are so many scenic trails you and your family can enjoy with the burst of colors shinning among the fall foliage.  Oh, and don’t forget your four legged pets two…

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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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Hammond Bird Sanctuary

by Carolyn A. Marsh, Site Steward     The Hammond Lakefront Park & Bird Sanctuary, a 600-meter wooded strip of Lakefront fill, lies within a kilometer of the Illinois line on Lake Michigan. A virtual oasis of vegetation within a vast urban sprawl, this site, once well-known simply as “The Migrant Trap,” is flanked to…

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