MICHIGAN CITY | Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for a volunteer activity in the morning or a wildflower hike in the afternoon. J park resource management staff to help remove invasive species along the Heron Rookery Trail that threaten the native wildflowers. W comfortable clothes; work gloves and all other equipment will be provided.
After a morning of work, take a leisurely hike with a ranger from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and enjoy display of spring wildflowers along the Heron Rookery Trail. Trillium, Spring beauties, and Dutchman’s breeches are just a few of the flowers you’ll see along this trail that skirts the southern bank of the Little Calumet River near an abandoned Great blue heron rookery.
Both programs meet at the Heron Rookery’s east parking lot located at 1320 N. County Road 600 East. For directions or more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at (219) 395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.