We have seven awesome ways to go beyond the beach in Indiana Dunes Country. So shake off the sand, head south of the dunes.
Topic: Kankakee Sands
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
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!
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.
by Alyssa Nyberg at Kankakee Sands Ok, I think my family is ready. We have the woodstove going and plenty of firewood to keep the house warm; our winter coats, hats, mittens, and boots are all by the front door; and we have an extra-large supply of non-perishable goods in our pantry in the … Continued
Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016 in Outdoor Adventures
My six-month stint as a seasonal Restoration Management Assistant at Kankakee Sands has come to an end. During the past six months, I’ve experienced so much. One memory that stands out was a July day on the prairie. We were working on creating trails for the Bison Overlook Area at Kankakee Sands in Unit K, … Continued
This blog post was written by Alyssa Nyberg from Kankakee Sands. And we are just excited as she is to welcome bison to our area! When the bison arrive at Kankakee Sands, I don’t know what I’ll do first. Jump for joy, grab a camera and start photographing, or just sit down and watch. Bison are due … Continued
By Samantha Kinsman When my sister and I were young, we used to take monarch caterpillars into our care and raise them to butterflies. It was a complicated project, usually headed by my sister, that involved finding and collecting teeny tiny monarch eggs on common milkweed plants, monitoring the eggs until they hatched, and getting … Continued