All-Day Bus Tour of Shirley Heinze Land Trust Nature Preserves
All Aboard for our Fall Bus Tour!
Saturday, October 20, 2018
9am-4:30pm Eastern time
Full details, register and purchase seats through Eventbrite here.
Don’t miss this chance to see several of our nature preserves and more, during peak fall colors. This time we’re touring preserves in Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties, so if you’ve been on the tour before, you’ll be seeing new places.
Seven of our nature preserves are included on this tour, including Lydick Bog near South Bend, Myrna J. Newgent Woods near Rolling Prairie, Ambler Flatwoods and Barker Woods in Michigan City, Meadowbrook in Valparaiso, Wykes-Plampin in Chesterton, and the Great Marsh in Beverly Shores.
Other natural areas on the tour include Elbel Park near South Bend, Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, Springfield Fen Nature Preserve near LaPorte, and Pinhook Bog and Wintergreen Woods Nature Preserve near Michigan City. The bus will make stops for brief hikes at some preserves, including a guided hike by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore staff at Pinhook Bog.
Shirley Heinze Land Trust staff, board members and guest speakers, including Evie Kirkwood, Director of St. Joseph County Parks, will provide insights on land conservation and the ecology, geology, and history of the region
The bus will depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. EDT from Spicer Lake Nature Preserve located on County Line Road in New Carslile, IN. The $40 ticket includes lunch at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve provided by Third Coast Spice Cafe. The bus is restroom equipped. Reserve your seats online now or call us at 219-242-8558 Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.