Full 2014 Hike Schedule here.
It's our 30th year of guided nature walks!
Explore the beauty of the Indiana Dunes Region, and support Shirley Heinze Trust in working to preserve natural lands in Northwest Indiana by attending one these guest expert guided hikes. Each event features an exciting and interesting subject and is led by outstanding leaders.
#5 - What Lies Beneath the Prairie?
Photo by Ron Trigg
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Jonathan Bauer, PhD candidate at Indiana University Bloomington has been researching soil bacteria, fungi and other organisms in remnant and recreated prairies and their importance in prairie restoration. Jonathan will demonstrate for us some of the organisms found in the prairies, the type of roots the plant have and how this relates to associated microorganisms, and show us some of the actual prairie plants in these two prairies (one remnant and one recreated) that have particularly interesting associations with fungi and bacteria. $25 per person.
Full 2014 Volunteer Workday Schedule here.
Lend a hand to our stewardship efforts by getting outdoors and participating in a volunteer workday along with our staff.
Date: Saturday September 27, 2014
Location: Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve
Project: Seed Collection
Details and RSVP here.
Upcoming Community Events
Didn't find anything here that fits your schedule? Check out some other events in the Calumet Region:
Calumet Stewardship Initiative Events
Join us for our Annual Community Luncheon!
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Location: Long Beach Country Club in Michigan City
Details and RSVP here.
Shirley Heinze Land Trust Exhibit at The Depot Museum and Gallery of Beverly Shores
The Depot Museum and Art Gallery of Beverly Shores is hosting an exhibit this July and August celebrating the work of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
The exhibit, curated by Ron Trigg, features nature photography depicting Shirley Heinze Land Trust preserves and the flora and fauna protected there. Displays demonstrate the Trust’s work in preserving land, restoring habitat, and promoting environmental education.
Admission to the exhibit is free.
The Depot Museum and Art Gallery is located at 525 Broadway in Beverly Shores. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.