Topic: Nature Conservancy

  • Fondness for a Flower: Rattlesnake Master

    By Alyssa Nyberg November is the month to give thanks for things we are fond of…for friends, family and of course, for flowers! Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a favorite flower of the prairies. It doesn’t just have a great name, it also attracts a wide variety of insects and songbirds. Additionally, rattlesnake master is … Continued

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  • 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 … Continued

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  • Wonders Beneath the Ice

    By Alyssa Nyberg Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is known as the month of love.  But what’s to love about this long, cold, icy winter?  Turtles of course! Recently, my coworker Stuart took his daughter Midori to see the ice on the big pond at Kankakee Sands.  Despite the sunshine, it was a cold afternoon … Continued

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  • Get out and enjoy September with these activities!

      September is my favorite month for hiking and other outdoor activities, and there are plenty of events from the Indiana Dunes all the way south to The Nature Conservancy’s property. First, check outIndiana Dunes State Park’s website or calendar for such fun events as the Friday evening (Sept. 13) Dunes Candlelight Walk with ghost stories, … Continued

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