Photo by Jeff Nelson By Alyssa Nyberg It might come as a surprise to some that Kankakee Sands has been home to badgers for the last ten years. To date, we’ve only had the pleasure of seeing adult badgers. We eagerly await the day when we will see young badgers, a sure sign that badgers … Continued
Guest post by Alyssa Nyberg of Kankakee Sands Lately we’ve had sightings of merlins at Kankakee Sands. Magical wizards at Kankakee Sands?! That would be incredible! But, well, not exactly. The merlins that are being seen are of the avian sort. “Lady hawk” is another name given to this majestic, light-weight, swift bird … Continued
This guest post is by Alysa Nyberg, our awesome friend at Kankakee Sands. Ten more bison have just arrived at Kankakee Sands! On the morning of the release, the doors of the trailer swung wide open and the new arrivals bounded out. The Kankakee Sands herd was there ready and waiting to greet them. … Continued
This post was contributed by Taylor Livingston. Taylor has worked as a seasonal park ranger for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. She grew up recreating along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Have you ever wanted to explore natural places in a new and unique way? I found an exciting new outdoor adventure in an unexpected … Continued
There is nothing scary about an October walk through the prairies at Kankakee Sands . . . until you look down at your pants. Gasping in shock and horror, you realize that your pants are covered in seeds!
This post was contributed by local yoga enthusiast Andrew Morris. You can learn more about Andrew and his yoga practice here. If you’re anything like me, you don’t often take a full day to pamper yourself and fully immerse yourself in what an area has to offer. Having lived in Northwest Indiana (NWI) for … Continued
When you complete the Three Dune Challenge, there’s bragging rights that go along with it. And that’s why we see hundreds of people each year post their successes on social media, sharing their experiences conquering the 3DC!
By Alyssa Nyberg I vividly remember catching my first frog. I was nine years old and was visiting my cousin who lived in rural Ohio. My cousin had just caught a toad and after many tries, I caught a frog…a real frog! (My cousin had much more experience in frog and toad catching than … Continued
Any day now, the calves will be born. We will continue to watch and wait patiently until that exciting day when the herd allows us to see the next generation of bison that will assist us in managing the prairies of Kankakee Sands.
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