Site description Indiana Dunes State Park occupies 2,182 acres in Northwest Indiana. It was established in 1925, as Indiana’s 5th state park. The rare collection of habitats and associated plants and animals has long been recognized as one of the most biologically rich areas in the country. Within the boundaries of Indiana Dunes State Park one can find lake, beach, Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of a Chipping Sparrow taken by Mark Welter. Pike State Forest consists of 2,939 acres of mainly deciduous mature woodlands. This state forest is a popular horseback riding area, for which there is a separate campground. Mississippi Kites nest at Pike State Forest and probably do so near the Horseman’s Campground , since young birds are often Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of a Northern Parula taken by John Valesquez. Bordered on the west by the Wabash River, Ouabache Trails Park is a 254-acre county park comprised mainly of wooded, rolling hills. With a low elevation of 416 feet and a high elevation of 528 feet, the park contains an interesting juxtaposition of steeply rolling hills and low open Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo taken by Ryan Sanderson of a Double-crested Cormorant (example of a bird that can be seen at the reservoir) J. Edward Roush Lake, a flood-control reservoir on the Wabash River, is surrounded by patches of woodlands, early successional fields, weedy fields, several small ponds, and agricultural areas. The Huntington Reservoir property extends for some distance east of Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo of two Great Blue Herons courtesy of Beth Dixon (example of a bird that might be seen at this state forest) Ferdinand State Forest is primarily located on upland sites dominated by central hardwood forest, consisting of various oaks, hickories, maples, tulip, poplar, ash, sassafras, black gum, and others. Also found throughout the forest are cypress and Read more...
Site description Photo of a Merlin – taken by Ryan Sanderson. (Photo was not taken at this location but is represented of a bird that could be seen). Summit Lake State Park consists of 2680 acres of grasslands, open brush, thickets, deciduous woods, mudflats, and marsh, along with the 800-acre Summit Lake. The park is bordered on the east by Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo Credits: Northern Parula taken by John Valesquez and Field trip announcement from the Cool Creek Nature Center Facebook page. Opened by the Hamilton County Parks Department in 1990, Cool Creek Park has proven to be one of the best sites in Central Indiana for viewing migrant passerines. The relatively small size of the park (91 acres) makes Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photo credits of a Black and White Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush, and Nashville Warbler taken by Shari McCollough at Celery Bog. The West Lafayette Park and Recreation Department has a brochure called “A Place Apart” and it states: “A large tract of land bordered by Lindberg Road, U.S. 52 West and Purdue’s Kampen Golf Course, Celery Bog Nature Area Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photos taken by John Valesquez at Salamonie Reservoir This large area contains virtually every habitat found in northeast Indiana. Consequently, it attracts a wide variety of birds, and has probably produced more rarities than any other site in this part of the state. Although Salamonie is not consistently excellent birding, over 100 species can be recorded on good Read more...
SITE DESCRIPTION Photos taken by Steve Sass at the Indiana Audubon Society’s Fall Festival in 2011. The Indiana Young Birders Club designed T-shirts for Ken & Kim Kaufman and Brad Bumgardner. Its landscape formed by receding glaciers some 12,000 years ago, Pokagon State Park features a rolling terrain covered with woodlands, several small lakes with swampy edges, marshlands, meadows, and Read more...
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