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October 2021

Gardening That Matters – Native Plant Landscaping

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bumblebee on aster flower

Join us to delve deeper into the benefits of native landscaping, answering questions like, what plants are best for birds and caterpillars?

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Saw-Whet Owl Research at Meadowbrook

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Join us Tuesday, October 26th at 7pm CDT in a webinar all about owls! Learn about the Northern Saw-Whet Owl, one of North American's smallest owls at only 6-8 inches in length. Thanks to partnership efforts from across the country, researchers have a better understanding of the migration patterns of this once-mysterious owl. Register now to learn more about the Saw-Whet Owl, current research projects, and how to get involved! Weather permitting, we will also be live streaming owl banding!…

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Heartache Tonight – A Tribute to the Eagles

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383 United States
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The Memorial Opera House is back! Join us for Heartache Tonight, a true Eagles concert experience in every detail. Proceeds benefit the mission of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.

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November 2021

Volunteer – Wildflower Seedling Planting

November 5 @ 11:00 am
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Join us as we get the last remaining flats of native wildflower and grass seedlings planted in a restoration project area at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve!

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Fall Walk and Talk at Ivanhoe South

November 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve, 750 Colfax St
Gary, IN 46406 United States
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Where do frogs go in the winter? Why do leaves change colors and fall off the trees every year? Take a "walk & talk" with Shirley Heinze, Field Museum, and Brown Faces Green Spaces on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 3:30pm CT at Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve to find out! Explore the rare dune and swale habitat of the preserve while learning about the changing of the seasons. Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided.   Ivanhoe South is…

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Volunteer – Black Locust Removal

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in removing Black Locust saplings so we can create areas of high biodiversity at Meadowbrook Nature preserve!

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Volunteer! Seed Collecting at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Preserve Steward Maureen Kolbusz to collect native wildflower seeds to create new habitats for our native pollinators!

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Volunteer! Sunset Seed Collecting at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer Katrina Powers to collect native wildflower seeds for our continuing restoration projects!

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Volunteer – Black Friday Seed Sowing at Lydick Bog

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Give the gift of green this Black Friday! Skip the crowds, reconnect with nature, and make a difference by sowing native wildflower seeds at Lydick Bog as we continue re-greening and restoring the former agricultural fields in this unique and beautiful preserve.

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Volunteer – Black Friday Seed Sowing at the Great Marsh

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in making a difference this Black Friday by sowing native wildflower seeds in the Great Marsh of Beverly Shores as we continue re-greening and restoring the wetlands in this unique and beautiful preserve area!

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