Category Archives: Birding

Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary Workday

by Carolyn A. Marsh, Site Steward        The first Hammond Bird Sanctuary workday held July 21was a big success. The Orland Grassland Volunteers, Purdue University Hammond Bound students, a Hammond Port Authority crew and locals worked as a team to accomplish some much needed plant maintenance in the Lakefront Park and Sanctuary.       The effort…

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Birding Festival Keynote Banquet Dinner

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Keynote Dinner May 19      Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 17-20 at the fourth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  The festival is a partnership with the state’s major environmental groups highlighting the Indiana Dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a…

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Have You Heard of Albino Birds?

By Carolyn A. Marsh      There is always something to observe in wildlife, particularly with birds, which is very soothing and captivating. There was the partially leucistic American Robin that nested in different trees in North Hammond many years ago. Then the rare leucistic Blue Jay was showing at Jeanie Kristec’s Whiting yard feeders in…

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Gibson Woods Has Lots of Environmental Fun!

Tucked away in the heart of the industrial region of northwest Indiana is an island of nature with some very unusual features. This 131-acre parcel of virtually “undisturbed” land is known as Gibson Woods Nature Preserve . . . a Lake County Park. Gibson Woods is one of the last sizeable remnant of high quality…

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LaPorte County’s Garden Show

     La Porte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Fun and informative day for the WHOLE family, to be held at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT.      There will be children’s workshops, craft and food vendors, ​gift bags, raffles and prizes!  …

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LaPorte Spring Garden Show

The La Porte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Fun and informative day for the WHOLE family, to be held at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT. There will be Children’s Workshops, Craft and Food Vendors, ​Gift Bags, Raffles and Prizes!   The keynote…

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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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Fish On – Portage’s Fishing and Outdoor Show!

The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Fish On-Portage’s Fishing & Outdoor Show, a fishing and outdoor show in Northwest Indiana. Back for a second year the event will be held on Saturday, February 24th 9a-4p and Sunday, February 25th 9a-3p at the Portage High School Fieldhouse. Students and parents involved…

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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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New Outdoor Adventure Festival at Indiana Dunes

The inaugural Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, will take place October 6-8, 2017 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and several nearby locations. The greater dunes region is packed with outdoor adventure opportunities and the festival will bring together all these activities in one place. With support from Indiana Dunes Tourism, the Indiana Dunes State Park,…

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