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Community Hike @ Lydick Bog

Explore Lydick Bog, one of Indiana’s few “true bogs,” with Staff Ecologist Doug Botka. Established as a Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserve in 2016, this property tells a compelling story of how conservationists and community members came together to protect one of the rarest habitats in the world. Take a hike to learn about …

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Frogs Hopping Around Lydick Bog Nature Preserve

Growing up with a forest in my backyard, I thought I knew all the sounds that Indiana spring nights had to offer, from the distinctive hoots of owls to the occasional chirp of bats. Apart from these somewhat rare springtime noises, it seemed like the forest, for the most part, held on to the blanket …

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