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River Otter Parents shown here

Washington Park
Zoo Opens with
New Born Otters

On January 31st, 2017 a pair  of otter pups were born at Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City Indiana. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Washington Park Zoo has welcomed the birth of River Otters.  Although we are giving the mom plenty of privacy to raise her pups, our keeper staff are… Continue Reading →

 

 

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White
Breasted
Nuthatch
Bird

by Carolyn A Marsh, Illiana Birds A White-breasted Nuthatch showed up in the fall of 2016 at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary’s feeder station at the Hammond Marina and never left in Hammond Indiana. It appears to be a new sanctuary resident now as I saw it continuously through February 2017 taking sunflower seeds from feeders.… Continue Reading →

 

 

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

– Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is adding a new feature to the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration; a Reuse Fair. On the heels of a successful first reuse event last fall, this second endeavor will benefit 13 schools and organizations. The public is invited to come and donate their unwanted but usable items… Continue Reading →

 

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Celebrate the migration of bird life through the Indiana Dunes region from May 17 – 20, 2018 at the third-annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  The festival is a partnership with northwest Indiana’s major environmental groups, highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities. The festival is organized by the Indiana Audubon Society and includes both… Continue Reading →

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Horizon Bank Gives
$20,000 to
Friendship Botanic Gardens

Horizon Bank has demonstrated its commitment to the Northwest Indiana community by donating $20,000 to Friendship Botanic Gardens (FBG). On November 29th, Steve Kring, the Laporte County Market President for Horizon Bank, officially presented a check to the FBG board of directors. Horizon’s gift will fund the creation of a new garden dedicated to cancer… Continue Reading →

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Snowy Owl in
Northwest
Indiana

by Carolyn Marsh
Photo: David Gruver,
Whiting Lakefront Park No doubt, many people became aware of the existence of the Snowy Owl from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.  Harry had a companion pet Snowy Owl named Hedwig that made the real owl famous. Last winter I saw the Snowy Owl on the boat launch breakwall…Continue Reading →

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.