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Nature Notes: Bison, by the Numbers, at Kankakee Sands

It’s that exciting time of the year when the bison calves are born! At the close of 2020, we had 93 bison in our in our Kankakee Sands herd. As I pen this article, twenty-one calves have already been documented in the bison pasture, which means that for the first time in the history of Kankakee Sands, we have more than 100 bison grazing on our prairies…

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“YES DAY” in NWI … Can Kids Actually Plan a Fun Adventure?

The moment we finished watching “Yes Day” as a family, the boys were revved up about the idea of doing one themselves. We agreed to do it on the first available day of summer. A nice end to the school year and celebration of the long, play-filled days ahead. My husband still teaches a week after the kids get out + working mom + life = June 9th as the date circled on the calendar the kids had been counting down to for months…

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Preservation Ride through Gary, Indiana

I recently had the opportunity to join the Decay Devils on a preservation ride through downtown Gary, Indiana. This group's mission is to help restore unoccupied historic buildings and landmarks, saving these gems from demolition. Our extremely knowledgeable tour guide and founder of Decay Devils, Tyrell Anderson, shared the back stories on many of the old buildings we pedaled past…

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