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Nature in the Arts @ Lydick Bog Nature Preserve – “Bug-Eating Plants of the Bog”

September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT


Join community partners to participate in FREE, all-ages activities:

  • leave your mark on a collaborative community paper mural, provided by the South Bend Museum of Art
  • learn the basics of plein air
  • create a mini “pom pom” sundew garden
  • discover the unique plants of the bog with guided hikes at 10:30 & 11:30 am

Participants can also visit with plein air artists from the Northern Indiana Pastel Society, who will bring their talents on display throughout the preserve. Local artist Christopher Lods will be featuring illustrations of the flora and fauna of Lydick Bog.

Nature in the Arts is a free, all-ages program offered by Shirley Heinze Land Trust connecting the art community and people to nature. We encourage individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages to participate. Pets are welcome, too! Please be sure to pick up after them and keep on a leash.

South Bend Museum of Art LogoAbout South Bend Museum of Art: The South Bend Museum of Art has been a prominent artistic hub for the South Bend, IN region for the last 75 years. At SBMA, our primary goal is to offer diverse artistic opportunities, exhibit local artwork, and promote art education, all while cultivating a deep admiration for the arts. We warmly invite you to join our exceptional community by visiting our website at


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About Northern Indiana Pastel Society: Formed in the summer of 2006, the Northern Indiana Pastel Society welcomes artists from Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. Our purpose is to stimulate interest in pastels as an art medium and to encourage and support members in their artistic and professional growth. Members seek to form alliances, share information and enjoy camaraderie.


About Christopher Lods: Born in Indiana, Christopher Lods studied fine arts at Purdue University. He moved to California in 1986. In California Christopher worked as an Interpretive Specialist for California State Parks. He created interpretive panels and art for Salt Point State Park, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma Coast State Parks and State Parks partner Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Christopher also led hikes at Salt Point and Armstrong Woods. Now retired and back in Indiana he is excited to learn about the Biodiversity of Indiana and the Great Lakes region. Drawing inspiration from Lydick Bog he is creating works of art in brush and ink then coloring them in traditional digital illustration technique. These will be on display.


Indiana Arts Commission LogoNature in the Arts activities are made possible in part by South Shore Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.




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Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Martin’s Super Markets, through the Our Family Cares program.


September 30, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Programs
(219) 242-8558


Lydick Bog Nature Preserve
25898 US-20
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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