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Oak trees: More than acorns and limbs for tire swings

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 in Nature

By Alyssa Nyberg In rural Northwest Indiana, we are lucky that majestic oaks are still a prominent feature of our outdoor world. In fact, oaks grow so prolifically in our sandy soils that they sometimes seem like weeds! There are twelve species of oak found here, the most common being the black oak (Quercus velutina), … Continued

May 22 “Birding Somewhere South of Miami”

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 in Nature

A special presentation “Birding Somewhere South of Miami”: A look at conservation in Cuba” Will be offered in the Nature Center at Indiana Dunes State Park at 2 pm on May 22.The program is free after paying the normal entrance fee. For more information 219-926-1390.

May 22 “Birding Somewhere South of Miami”

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 in Nature

A special presentation “Birding Somewhere South of Miami”: A look at conservation in Cuba” Will be offered in the Nature Center at Indiana Dunes State Park at 2 pm on May 22.The program is free after paying the normal entrance fee. For more information 219-926-1390.

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 in Nature

Notable events from the Indiana Dunes State Park: Signs of spring continue to appear around every trail corner at Indiana Dunes State Park. April 1: Listen for wood frogs “quacking” in the wooded swamps. April 10: Chipping Sparrows are back!  American Tree Sparrows departing. April 12: Sweet smoke fills the air as park resource management … Continued

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 in Nature

Notable events from the Indiana Dunes State Park: Signs of spring continue to appear around every trail corner at Indiana Dunes State Park. April 1: Listen for wood frogs “quacking” in the wooded swamps. April 10: Chipping Sparrows are back!  American Tree Sparrows departing. April 12: Sweet smoke fills the air as park resource management … Continued

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