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Cheers to Twenty-five!

By Alyssa Nyberg Twenty-five years ago, Kankakee Sands wasn’t. It wasn’t a prairie, it wasn’t a home for a herd of 100+ bison, it wasn’t managed with fire and it wasn’t visited by families and friends. It simply wasn’t. But today, it is! This very December marks the 25th year that the Indiana Chapter ofContinue reading “Cheers to Twenty-five!”

Because No One Wants to Read an Article on Non-Native, Invasive Plants

By Alyssa Nyberg Let’s face it, we’d all much rather read an article about our beautiful Indiana prairie wildflowers, butterflies and birds than a depressing article on non-native, invasive plants. Yet as gloomy a subject as it is, invasive plants are actually wildly fascinating and very important to learn about. If we don’t understand theContinue reading “Because No One Wants to Read an Article on Non-Native, Invasive Plants”

If Wings Could Talk

By Alyssa Nyberg, The Nature Conservancy Without a doubt, September is the month of the monarch. I am loving all the monarch photos that people are posting to social media and sending to me via text and email. The photos of the brightly colored, seemingly perfect monarchs are stunning. With their bold and bright, orangeContinue reading “If Wings Could Talk”


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