Topic: birds

  • Oak trees: More than acorns and limbs for tire swings

    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

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  • 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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  • 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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