burning bush

Volunteer Workday @ Ambler

The dense, ancient forest of Ambler Flatwoods is home to a multitude of native plant and animal species. We recently replaced a large section of the state-dedicated preserve’s boardwalk system so that visitors can continue to safely appreciate the flatwoods ecosystem. Following up on this improvement, we’ve been taking out some invasive species along the …

Volunteer Workday @ Ambler Read More »

Volunteer Workday @ Ritchie

* Update:  This event was originally scheduled for January 12 but was changed due to inclement weather. January 26 is the rescheduled date.* This January, let’s keep the momentum at Ritchie rolling! A wide variety of native plant species thrive within the understory of J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve, including some magnificent ephemerals in the …

Volunteer Workday @ Ritchie Read More »

Invasive Species Awareness Week: Burning Bush

By: Mary Nell Murphy While driving on Hwy 12 near the Indiana Dunes parks last fall, I stopped at a wayside for a stretch break and looked across the road to a sea of watermelon pink under the forest canopy. Delightful? No! As I suspected, and as I confirmed “upon further review of the field” …

Invasive Species Awareness Week: Burning Bush Read More »