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Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail photo contest winners announced

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013 in Nature

This shot of paddle boarding at sunset won second place in the photo contest. By Indiana Dunes Tourism PORTER, IN — A photo of sandhill cranes ruling a roadway and a photo of paddle boarding at sunset took the top honors in Indiana Dunes Tourism’s Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail photo contest. Tracy Grace, of … Continued

Leopold bench workshop at Dunes State Park on March 16

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in Nature

Indiana Dunes State Park is hosting an Aldo Leopold bench workshop at 2 p.m . Saturday, March 16 in the nature center auditorium. Participants will build their own Leopold bench to take home after a short program on the man who promoted conservation of the land and natural resources. Leopold is credited with developing the simple … Continued

Living on the Lupine

Posted on Sunday, May 9th, 2010 in Nature

Right now is a special time to visit the beyond the beach!  The wild lupines are just now going into flower.  The beautiful blue and purple petals form large beds under the oak savanna and pine barrens found in the high dunes.  Most of the natural savannas in the state have been threatened with development … 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

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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