10 Bison, 1056 Miles, 3 Good Reasons Why

By Alyssa Nyberg Imagine driving a tractor trailer from Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota to Kankakee Sands—that’s a whopping 1056 miles–with 10 bison on board. What a long, white-knuckle, 17-hour drive that would be! On Thursday, October 21, ten bison did indeed make that long trip from South Dakota to Kankakee Sands. AContinue reading “10 Bison, 1056 Miles, 3 Good Reasons Why”

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”

2021 Native Plant Sale a Huge Success!

By: Jeanette Jaskula, President, Friends of the Sands Thank you to everyone who supported our Native Plant Sale this year. We raised $3,706 to support conservation work in Newton County! This was the best sale we have ever had! This sale is one of my favorite FOS events. I enjoy handing people their boxes fullContinue reading “2021 Native Plant Sale a Huge Success!”