UTICA, Ill. | Mark McConnaughhay stepped through deep snow to the bluff edge. White-tailed deer darted along the hillside. Two bald eagles roosting in a tree took flight.
A little frigid weather can’t stop ice fishermen. Even as temps were dipping below zero on Monday, they were dipping their lines into Wolf Lake waiting for a nibble.
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HAMMOND | Three brave Cub Scouts foraged out in single-digit weather on Saturday to participate in a hike sponsored by Pack 773 of the East Side at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve in Hammond.
A hearty group of people turned out in the cold and blustery conditions Wednesday afternoon at Wolf Lake to witness and take part in the release of 3,700 walleye fingerlings.
GRIFFITH | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department will host an afternoon of CSRI Wheelchair Accessible Hayrides for families with special needs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St.
HAMMOND | An Edible Plants program will be presented at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.
HOBART | Join a park ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Hobart Prairie Grove for a two-hour, guided bike ride and enjoy the fall flowers and diverse habitats. Bring your bike and water (helmet recommended), and meet the ranger at the parking lot at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Hay rides are offered at Lake County's Buckley and Deep River parks this fall. No reservations are needed. These hay rides are not for groups.
CHICAGO | What is there better to do on a Wednesday night than to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow?
HEBRON | The Kankakee River Hunting Retriever Club is sponsoring a free waterfowl hunting clinic for youth 8 to 16 on Saturday at the Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park, 21690 Range Line Road. A day of fun and hands-on experiences is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch provided. Parents …
PORTAGE | The Deep River Bowmen Club will hos a pre-hunting shoot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Beware of Poison Ivy. Know how to spot it, and what to do if you come in contact with it.
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,…
One of the famed former fiberglass Chicago Michigan Avenue parade cows is now a focal point outside the Chicago Marriott Midway hotel and features boxing gloves and a black eye in tribute to fighter Jack Demspey.
HOBART | Maple Syrup Time will be held on the next two weekends at Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway.
CROWN POINT | Sixteen students from the St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club traveled to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois last month to view the bald eagles living there.
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