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You have probably seen, or seen pictures of, the giant metal propeller located at Indiana Dunes State Park. Did you know that it is from a sunken ship located in the bottom of Lake Michigan, that is also the first underwater nature preserve in Indiana? Now you do! 


I was standing out in a 400-acre wet prairie just north of our Kankakee Sand office, placidly harvesting seeds when I hear the crackling, sizzling Zzzzap! like the sound of an electrical circuit shorting out. With exactly zero electric lines running through that particular prairie, what could have made that sound? 

Then I noticed a large willow patch… and where there is a willow patch at Kankakee Sands, there may be a sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis) singing its electrical sounding song. 



Eureka! You have come across a list featuring 2019 Easter Sunday brunches throughout Northwest Indiana. Take a peek at the restaurants listed below and make this year's brunch one to remember. Check back as we will continue to add more brunches as they are announced!


“Hey, whattaya know, we got ourselves a cinnamon!” April and May are the typical calving months for our Kankakee Sand bison. So, you can imagine our utter shock and surprise when we saw a little red bison calf in the pasture this past November!

The first question that comes to mind is, “How did that happen?!” Well, we know how it happened.  The better question may be, “Why did that happen?”





I recently visited the Theatre at the Center in Munster to see a special performance of Love Letters, a one-night-only fundraiser. 

Love Letters written by A.R. Gurney was truly a remarkable production. From the very beginning, this play was filled with laughter, love, heartbreak and raw passion. The play was starred Crista Zivanovic, from The Times Media Company, as rebel Melissa Gardner, and Phil Potempa, from the Post-Tribune, as scholarly Andrew Ladd III.


Savor the South Shore, the region’s 5th annual Restaurant Week, kicked off Monday, February 18 and will continue until March 3, 2019! Maybe you have a restaurant you haven’t tried yet, or a favorite that you haven’t been to in a while, Savor the South Shore is the time to check it out. This amazing event means it’s time to go to as many restaurants as possible for lunch and dinner in a span of two weeks. With more than 30 different restaurants participating in the region, there will be plenty of variety and AMAZING deals at all of them.