See birds and flowers during free hikes

The Nature Conservancy will be hosting the 3rd Annual Flowers and Feathers Program at Kankakee Sands. on Thursday, May 1 and Saturday, May 17, 2014.

There will be easy walks along the edges of the prairie and wetlands of Newton County, viewing such birds as the Henslow’s sparrow, Blue grosbeak and the Upland sandpiper.  Bring your binoculars and a friend!  The Early-Bird Hike begins at 6:30 a.m. CST,  and the Sleepy-Head Hike begins at 9:00 a.m. CST.

The Friends of the Sands group will have native plants available for visitors to take home for their own landscape plantings.  Native plants will be available from 7 a.m. to noon each day.

This is a free, family friendly event for all ages and abilities.  Hikers will meet at the Kankakee Sands Office located at 3294 N. U.S. 41, Morocco, Indiana.
Contact Alyssa Nyberg at 219-285-2184 with questions or to RSVP for the event.

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