Paddling our local rivers, an escape into nature and time

Paddling our local rivers, an escape into nature and time

You may drive over rivers every day and not give them much thought. But once you are on the river paddling through a tree-lined corridor, watching birds hunt and passing turtles as they sun themselves, you'll discover that rivers have much more to offer. As captain of your boat, you get to pick your own adventure, navigating currents both gentle and swift...

Spring in Indiana 200 Years Ago

Spring in Indiana 200 Years Ago

The days are getting brighter and the ground is starting to thaw.  Do you see the signs? The forest is coming to life. Listen for the chirping frogs, pounding woodpeckers, and racing squirrels.   Sprigs of green are peeking through the thick mat of decaying leaves. First, the skunk cabbage in the swampy ....

Salamanders

Salamanders

Like lizards, they have a long tail and a narrow body but that is where the similarities end. Lizards are reptiles, with dry scaly skin. Salamanders have moist skin which some actually use to breathe. They are called amphibians because they live part of their lifecycle in the water and part on land....