Nature Preserves

Shirley Heinze Snapshot 9: The Great Marsh, November 1, 2023

November Marsh By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the ninth in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve that I began writing in March of this year.  I hope you have enjoyed reading them, and that you have learned a bit about our …

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Appreciation Days Were Fun for All!

Earlier this month, our community experienced the joy and wonder of nature through two engaging events organized by Shirley Heinze Land Trust. These events not only provided fun and education but also celebrated our ongoing efforts to preserve and appreciate our local natural habitats. Embracing the Great Outdoors at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve On November …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 8: The Great Marsh, October 3, 2023

Fall Asters By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust: This is the eighth in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve. As we near the end of the growing season, the fall asters are in bloom. Though perhaps not as showy from a distance as many …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 7: The Great Marsh, September 13, 2023

By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the seventh in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve. You will recall that my last blog post, dated August 15, focused on several of the pink and purple blossomed plants that were then dominating the Great …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 6: The Great Marsh, August 15, 2023

By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the sixth in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve.  For reasons that will become obvious as you read this post, I am naming it “Pinks and Purples.” My dog, Riley, and I have taken daily walks …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 5: The Great Marsh, August 1, 2023

By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the fifth in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve.  It will focus on some of our lovely native marsh plants (the “good”) and their non-native or invasive cousins (the “bad” and the “ugly”).  Because all of …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 4: The Great Marsh, July 3, 2023

By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the fourth in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve.  My last post included a high-level overview of the different families of plants that grow here.  This one will delve into more detail on one of them—the …

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Plastic Free July

By Rory Kosior, GLISTEN intern from Indiana University, studying Environmental Science In Prince-Ruiz’s 2020 TedTalk in Perth, Australia she says, “Here’s the thing about big change, it’s got to start somewhere and it often starts with an individual.” Removing all plastic from our lifestyles is almost impossible, but it’s important that we don’t let that …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 3: The Great Marsh, June 1, 2023

By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the third in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve.  It will focus on the types of plants that can be found in our Great Marsh properties, those whose seeds we harvest for planting in the fall, …

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Shirley Heinze Snapshot 2: The Great Marsh, May 7, 2023

By Dale K. Nichols (Board Member) Dear friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust:  This is the second in a series of “snapshots” featuring our Beverly Shores/Great Marsh preserve. How quickly things change!  What just a few short weeks ago was a barren brown landscape has now morphed into a mottled sea of expanding greenness.  Skunk …

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