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Fondness for a Flower: Rattlesnake Master

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 in Nature

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

See birds and flowers during free hikes

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Nature

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

Get out and enjoy September with these activities!

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 in Nature

  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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