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National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Tall Grass Prairie guided hike at Oak Ridge Prairie

GRIFFITH | A Tall Grass Prairie Hike will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St., for adults 18 and older. Very few remnants of Tall Grass Prairie remain in the Midwest. Those that have survived provide some of the most biologically diverse habitats…

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Dunes Douglas Center offers insect program

GARY | The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs  on the shores of Lake Michigan. Learn about the importance of the most numerous animals on earth – insects - from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St. Join insec…

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Boy Scout Forestry Badge offered at Gibson Woods

HAMMOND | A Forestry Merit Badge program will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. The fee is $5 per Boy/Girl Scout and space is limited. Registration required. Participants must register individually at (219) 844-3188. Scouts will be introduced the pri…

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Enjoy wildflowers on naturalist-guided hike at Gibson Woods

HAMMOND | A Wildflower Walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve for ages 10 and older. Join a Lake County Parks naturalist for a walk through the nature preserve to learn more about native flora of more than 300 species native to Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave. S…

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Focus on profit means future doesn't look good

When the only concern of capitalism is profit, the future does not look good. How much longer will denial work?

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra performs an annual summer concert series.

May 28, 2014 1:00 am

Spring Bird Count set for Saturday in Lake County

HAMMOND | The annual Big May Day Bird Count is one of the most popular birding events nationwide. It is a true marathon of birding that challenges the beginner as well as the most experienced.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Wild Ones host program on Millennium Reserve Project

HAMMOND | Suellen Burns, senior advisor for the Millennium Reserve Project, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will present the vision of the Millennium Reserve Project at 10 a.m. Saturday, hosted by the Gibson Woods Wild Ones at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
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SMSO Jean Klock Park BH2.jpg

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Floral calendar 2014, february

Floral calendar 2014, february

Floral calendar 2014, february

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
60 Something: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

60 Something: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

A white baby goat against grass

December 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Different nuts with nutcracker

December 19, 2013 5:43 pm

Children can build a fort at Nature Play Zone

GARY | Bring the family to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Nature Play Zone this Saturday for a nature fort building challenge.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

Green drinks made with veggies, herbs and fruits stand up to all the hype by providing many nutrients the body needs.

September 08, 2013 8:00 am

Goodbye, leafy friend, and thanks for the memories

Joyce Kilmer would be saddened at the by what took place in front of my home yesterday. I know I was.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
Poison Ivy 2

Poison Ivy 2

Beware of Poison Ivy. Know how to spot it, and what to do if you come in contact with it.

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm
Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Walk away -- Poison Ivy is easy to spot once you learn to recognize its characteristic three leaves with notched edges. The plant usually grows as a ground cover or vine. Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and shoes that cover your feet when gardening. Summer is prime poison plant season,…

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm

Walk this way to nature events

Life starts to move outdoors this time of year and many local nature-themed events this weekend can help keep you busy.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
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