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Bicentennial Nature Trust: an Indiana Success Story

About four years ago, a land conservation project was launched to help celebrate Indiana’s 200th year of statehood in 2016. It’s called the Bicentennial Nature...

Indiana Darters: You can call me Nerdlinger

The beginning of Moby Dick starts with “Call me Ishmael.”  It is a story is about a man obsessed with chasing a whale. My book...
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Fall Photo Tips

The month of October is peak time for viewing fall colors and the sounds of uncounted camera shutters clicking will fill the Hoosier outdoors...
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The Yellow Menace

I divide the year into two parts: the spider season and everything else. In clear violation of the He-Man Code of Conduct I will publicly...

Lake Monroe Cleanup 2015- Who Forgot Their Mattress?

Who throws a mattress overboard? That was only one of the odd, unusual and downright strange items that were picked up on Sunday, September 13,...
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Mosquitoes, Chiggers and Ticks: Dealing with Bugs

We are now firmly in the throes of Indiana's vampire season. Every outdoor adventure between now and the first frost will include a host...
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A Bear Behaving Badly

A series of sweeping wildfires forced a black bear out of its Michigan home and into the safe haven of northwest Indiana. The year was...

Young Naturalists at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary

Tucked into the eastern part of the state near Connersville Indiana is Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary contains a wide variety of woodland habitats...

Sun’s out, gun’s out: Tippecanoe River is our Mussel (not muscle) Beach

Editor's note: The Tippecanoe River is a special place; here is a press release from the Purdue University Extension Service about a new website...

Bald Eagle C43: A Unique Hoosier

Picture above: The sight of soaring eagle is something generations of Hoosiers missed out on. Today they are making a comeback. (photo by Brandon...

Episode #1- Wild Hogs with Alan Garbers

Indiana hog hunting
Wild hogs are alive and well- too well- in southern Indiana.  We talk to well-known outdoor writer Alan Garbers about the problem and some...

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