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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

It’s December, and I find myself singing along to all the holiday songs on the radio and playing in the stores. That song about walking in a winter wonderland sure is a fun one to sing… Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight We're happy tonight…

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Bozak Family Christmas Light Show

Brace yourselves for the grand return of the Bozak Family Christmas Light Show! This dazzling yearly spectacle at 259 Lake Park Road, Burns Harbor, promises to be an unmissable celebration of holiday magic and joy. Photo from 2022's show. Photo by Andy Bozak About the Bozak Family Christmas…

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Discovering Beauty on the 3 Dune Challenge

Take your leaf peeping to a whole new level with the 3 Dune Challenge (Trail 8) at the Indiana Dunes State Park. This rugged 1.5-mile trail winds through wooded areas boasting plenty of vibrant native trees and autumn foliage and features hikes up the park’s three tallest sand dunes: Mt. Jackson…

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Hitchhiking Seeds: How Plants Travel

It’s the fall seed harvest time of the year. Most days, after spending time in the prairie harvesting native plant seeds that we will sow this winter, I emerge covered in a multitude of seeds of various shapes and sizes. And if I am covered in seeds, I’m thinking that perhaps the bison grazing the…

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Photography and Bumble Bee Bottoms

I love smelling flowers. I’m sure there are oodles and oodles of articles and scientific journals describing in great detail the smell of this flower, the fragrance of that flower, and all the chemical compounds that go into making those aromas. But there is a limit to what words can do. Sometimes…

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