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Indiana Humanities “Campfires” @ Lydick Bog

Lydick Bog Nature Preserve 25898 US-20, South Bend

Lydick Bog, a dedicated Indiana state nature preserve located in South Bend, protects one of the last remaining sphagnum bog habitats in Indiana. As part of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust, this preserve offers the opportunity to journey through one of Indiana's most unique environments. The trek will be co-led by two scholars from IU …

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The Sounds and Sights of Insects by Night

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve 109 W. 700 North, Valparaiso

Look for nighttime insects like moths, lightning bugs, and cicadas with local insect enthusiast Chris Joll and Shirley Heinze Land Trust staff.