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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Recap - Part Three

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:47PM | Posted by Alex Maciel, Visitor Services Manager Related Blog Categories: Great Outdoors Things to Do

My final day of the birding festival was cold and rainy. "Shorebirds at McCool Basin" was the tour I headed on this day. We had to carpool from the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center to Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond. I decided to drive my carpool team since I was one of the birders who knew the area the best. I was fortunate enough to have three wonderful women in my car with me from Fort Wayne. A mother and her two daughters had traveled to the South Shore for Mother's Day as a gift to their birding mother. When we arrived at Wolf Lake, it was white-out foggy and icy cold. …More

Visit Munster This Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:04PM | Posted by Jake Giles, IT Support-Video Production Associate Related Blog Categories: Things to Do

Community Veterans Memorial is a fascinating and beautiful location in Munster, Indiana. I've actually lived nearby for several years, but only recently began to truly appreciate the vast scope and depth of this memorial site. Unlike a lot of traditional war memorials, Community Veterans Memorial doesn't just focus on one particular war in America's storied history, but instead, pays homage to all of the conflicts of the 20th century.…More

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Recap - Part Two

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 7:22AM | Posted by Alex Maciel, Visitor Services Manager Related Blog Categories: Great Outdoors Things to Do

With the knowledge of the Longshore Birding Platform from the previous day, I was determined to get up early to see some birds! Day two started off with some rain, which was worrisome to me when I joined other birders on the platform, but the rain quickly dissipated and another beautiful day was upon us. …More

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival - Day One Recap

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 2:40PM | Posted by Alex Maciel, Visitor Services Manager Related Blog Categories: Great Outdoors Things to Do

My first day at the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival was mostly spent at the Indiana Dunes State Park, exploring the various trails on the Dunes Migrant Tour. During the tour, we spotted many birds I have never seen. I also learned a valuable lesson - always carry a pen and paper or have great battery life of your phone because you will want to record either in writing or by voice all the birds you see.

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