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A Monarch Butterfly on an Aster

April Green Drinks- SAVE OUR BUTTERFLIES: How to Plant Butterfly Gardens and Establish Pollinator Sanctuaries

April 6, 2023 – 6:30pm CST

Zoom or Facebook Live

Save the Dunes is a proud sponsor of Northwest Indiana Green Drinks – bring you camaraderie and conversations on all things sustainable and green. 

Discover how we all can play a part in reviving our butterfly, bird, and bug populations, and how to help them thrive. Back by many requests, Leslie Shad, Natural Habitat Evanston Lead, will share her experience of what her community residents did to turn their municipality into a certified National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat.

In addition, Victoria Wittig, former Save the Dunes Senior Program Specialist and now volunteer who loves butterflies, will demonstrate how the Save the Dunes downloadable “A Homeowners Guide to Pollinator Garden Landscaping in Indiana’s Coastal Communities”–which she and her collaborative community partners created–can easily help you chose native flowers to plant and design a beautiful pollinator sanctuary. You won’t want to miss this one, so spread the word and invite some friends!

Mushroom Stroll

April 29, 2023 – 10:00am CST

IN Dunes State Park 1600 N. 25 E. Chesterton, IN 46304

Meet local mycologist Rob Hallock at the Wilson Shelter at the IN Dunes State Park for a slow walk to learn to better identify the fungi in season within our diverse dunes habitats. This free hike is being offered in partnership with Save the Dunes as a part of the #CityNatureChallenge.  All ages are welcome.  If you have one, please bring your smartphone or other device, with the free iNaturalist app loaded.

This hike may be cancelled for inclement weather (worse than light rain). While this is a free program, visitors will need to pay an entrance fee ($7 for IN residents, $12 for out-of-state) in order to park. Register today!

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