Category Archives: Nature

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Nature in the Arts – Gary Indiana

A “Nature in the Arts” Program presenting Arts Activities and Guided Hikes through the Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 10am to Noon. Snacks and water will be provided. Parking available. Ivanhoe South is located on the West Side of Colfax Street just South of 7th Ave., In Gary…

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Fall Colors Illuminate Northwest Indiana

     The beautiful autumn colors will start illuminating Northwest Indiana very soon. Every autumn, as the days get shorter the leaves produce pigments that give them color. Trees produce spectacular displays of color as the green chlorophyll in their leaves dwindles. The red, purple, orange, yellow and brown shades reflect the great diversity and…

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Save The Dunes Presents Monarch Music Fest

     Save the Dunes celebrates the journey and migration Monarch Butterfly with food and music on Sunday, September 12th at Michigan City’s Brewery Lodge and Supper Club.          “The Monarch butterfly is just one of many pollinators responsible for the incredible plant-life that we find in the Indiana dunes,” says Natalie…

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What to do About Brown Grass

Lawn looking pretty sad? Welcome to the club.     Summer can be tough times for otherwise lush lawns. This time of year it’s not uncommon to find lawns with big, brown patches; thin spots, or even grass that looks dead. The Purdue Extension Porter County feels your pain, according to John Nash, Purdue Master…

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Wolf Lake Wetlands Bike Ride – Hammond Indiana

More of the Wolf Lake watershed will be used at this year’s 18th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands Wind & Water festival on May 29th 2021. The Wetlands Wind & Water Bike Ride begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, at the rear parking lot of Calumet college of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Ave., Whiting, Indiana.  …

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Shirley Heinze Fall Bird Count

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Bird Count with Indiana Audubon Society Brad Bumgardner at Walner Nature Preserve in Chesterton By Terry Bonace       A  group of skilled birders spread out to visit sixteen Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana. From Lake County to St. Joseph County, they were out looking for…

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New Pavilion at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, South Bend

News / By Barb Labus      Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces the completion of a new multipurpose pavilion at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, located at 25898 US 20, in South Bend, Indiana. The 56’ x 26’ open-air structure features a steel roof and a concrete floor. It will be used for various programming activities…

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Items You Didn’t Know You Should Recycle

Items You Didn’t Know You Should Recycle

We all want to help out our planet and we all know it needs to be done. In addition to using your car less, turning your lights off, and reusing plastic, there are plenty of things that we know to recycle rather than waste in a garbage can. Anything we can do to keep landfills…

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Endangered Species Found In Cedar Lake Indiana

     On July 2nd, 2020 Humane Indiana Wildlife received a call about two young chicks found in a window well in Cedar Lake, IN. Upon further communication with the two teens who found the chicks, it was determined the chicks were actually Virginia Rails, an endangered species in the state of Indiana. “When the finders…

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New Paved Trails at Friendship Gardens

Over 2,900 feet of trails at Friendship Botanic Gardens were paved during the week of June 15th, 2020, which was made possible by a grant provided by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.    The goal was to provide more access to people that require mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The natural green…

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