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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens & Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center Present Wildlife & Nature Awareness Day

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Nature, Taltree Arboretum

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso, IN is hosting a Wildlife & Nature Awareness day with Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center at Taltree from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The event is free to the public. The event will include native and exotic animals, face painting, speakers, and … Continued

Of whip-poor-wills and sand prairie phlox

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Kankakee Sands, Nature, Restoration

By Alyssa Nyberg Tonight, as I make the final edits to this article on sand prairie phlox, a whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferous) sings softly outside my window. The repetitive song is music of hope to me. Whip-poor-will populations have declined precipitously in the last 50 years, and many folks no longer hear whip-poor-wills singing in their … Continued

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