Category Archives: Nature

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Aukiki River Walk 2022

This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  The 3rd annual Aukiki River Walk is scheduled for April 30, 2022. This is a self-paced hike, and you are welcome to start…

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Hiking the Indiana Dunes with Ron Seman

  To find out more about Ron Seman’s Hiking Adventures Watch  Ron’s Youtube Video    Hear More About Hiking Indiana Dunes on this Youtube Video; Hikers and Naturalists Will LOVE this Video with Indiana Naturalist Ron Seman talking about his Hiking Adventures at the Indiana Dunes! Learn about the the 2022 BioBlitz iNaturalist FREE App for…

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Nature Walks With Shirley and Friends

Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces two April dates for their “Walks with Shirley and Friends” hikes where local experts in their field will lead informational walks around northwestern Indiana nature preserves. Group sizes are limited to 15 hikers, and tickets are available for $25 each. On Saturday, April 2nd, expert birder Matt Kalwasinski will lead…

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Maple Syrup Time at Deep River Park

Want the Maple Syrup Experience?      Join thousands of famlies this March 12th -13th & 19th – 20th, 2022 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. for this FREE program.      Maple syrup can only be produced in certain U.S. states and Canada and only at a certain time of the year.  Above freezing day temperatures and…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2022

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15, 2022 at the 8th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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How to Care for Your Real Christmas Tree

Tips To Keep Your Tree Alive And Thriving The single most important consideration for the care and longevity of your tree is water. When you get your tree home, cut about ½” of the trunk off and get it in the stand as soon as possible. Check the tree daily by bending a needle or…

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Common Recyclable Materials From Home

Through the years, there have always been efforts to promote waste segregation and recycling. However, despite the initiatives, some people still find it challenging to join the endeavor because they lack knowledge in the area. In addition, some don’t realize that there’s value in recycling wastes and that they can greatly benefit from it.  Recycling…

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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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