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Nature & Hikes

  1. Winged Wonders Walk

    June 19, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Wednesdays from June 12- August 7 The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders. Program is free, but pre-registration is recommended. Call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188.

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  2. What's All the Buzz about Pollinators Walk

    June 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Pollinators are all the ‘buzz’ in the animal world, but why? Come to Gibson Woods during National Pollinators Week to learn about the importance of these national wonders and hopefully see some in action.

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  3. Nature Playdate

    June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Three Rivers

    Discover the natural wonders of the Lake County Parks during a monthly play date. We will meet at a different park each month to see what nature has in store to explore. Ages 2-6 with caregiver. Play dates are every 3rd Friday of each month. All 2019 Dates and Park: March 15- Lake Etta, April 19- Oak Ridge Prairie, May 17- Deep River, June 21- Three Rivers/ Bellaboos (outside), July 19- Buckley Homestead, August 16- Grand Kankakee Marsh, September 20- Lemon Lake, October 18- Stoney Run, November 15 Deep River

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  4. Summer Solstice Sunset Hike

    June 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie

    Enjoy the longest day of the year and start of the calendar summer with a guided hike at Oak Ridge Prairie. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but all families within a group must register individually.

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  5. Pond Exploration Day

    June 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Grand Kankakee Marsh

    Ever wonder what lives underwater in a pond besides fish? Join us as we collect and look at some of the smaller and spectacular species of the watery world. Wear shoes/clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Ages 3 and up! Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but all families within a group must register individually.

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  6. Winged Wonders Walk

    June 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Wednesdays from June 12- August 7 The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders. Program is free, but pre-registration is recommended. Call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188.

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  7. Summer Nights at Gibson Woods

    June 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Enjoy those long summer nights by coming to Gibson Woods as we open the preserve until dusk. Stop in to learn something new or just take a hike on the trails. Mark your calendars for July 24 when we will be staying open till 10 PM! The Calumet Astronomical Society will be coming out for a viewing of the night sky program.

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  8. Northwest Indiana Dragonfly Hunt

    June 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fancher Lake (Lake County Fairgrounds), meet at east side of lake by Industrial Buildings

    Practice identifying dragonflies as you walk with a naturalist from Gibson Woods at various locations throughout Northwest Indiana. Bring binoculars and a camera if you like. For ages 15+. Meet at designated area at 9:30 AM. Pre-registration is required;please call 219-844-3188. All sessions and locations: Thursday, June 13: Oak Ridge Prairie, meet in parking lot by pond; gate fee waived for registrants Thursday, June 27: Fancher Lake (Lake County Fairgrounds)/Sauerman Woods, meet at east end of lake by Industrial Building Thursday, July 11: Douglas Center-Indiana Dunes Nat’l Park (Miller), meet in parking lot Thursday, July 25: Wolf Lake Area, meet at 129th St Parking Lot

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