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 Mar 15, 2004 08:18 PST 

FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 10 – March 20, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

CREATING A NATIVE SANCTUARY DISCUSSED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Have been you been wanting to plant a native garden and attract
wildlife to your backyard but you just do not know how to get started?
Join a ranger for a program entitled “Creating a Backyard Native
Sanctuary” to get some great ideas. This program will be begin at 10:00
a.m. on Saturday, March 20 at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitors Center
in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         During this 60-minute program learn how your backyard can be
turned into a safe haven for native plant and animal species. Bring
your ideas along for this sharing session discussing how to grow native
plants and attract wildlife to your backyard. This is also your last
chance to preorder your plants for the native plant sale which is being
held on April 3rd at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
         The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil
Road, between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561, extension 225.


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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 10 – March 26, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x226

NIGHT LIFE EXAMINED AT INDIANA DUNES

         Join a ranger for an evening guided hike entitled “Evening
Explorations”. It will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 26 at the
Mnoké Prairie in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         Owls and beavers and bats, oh my…things really do go bump in
the night at Indiana Dunes! Join us for a two mile two hour nighttime
hiking adventure along the Little Calumet River. Listen for frogs
chorusing and experiment with your night vision as we discover what some
nocturnal inhabitants of the park are up to. Please dress for the
weather and boots are recommended.
         The Mnoké Prairie parking lot is located on Howe Road south of
the Little Calumet River. The prairie is 6/10 of a mile south of the
Oak Hill Road and Howe Road intersection.


FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 10 – March 28, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x226

SPRING FROGS EXAMINED AT INDIANA DUNES

         Have you wanted to learn more about frogs but do not know where
to start? Join a ranger for a program entitled “Fantastic Frogs”. Hop
on over to the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center which is in Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore, on Sunday, March 28 for this program which
starts at 1:30 p.m.
         The peeps, trills and twangs of singing frogs herald the coming
of spring. These fascinating creatures have adaptations ranging from
unbelievable to down-right bizarre. Join a ranger for this 90-minute
program and learn about these amazing amphibians. This is a great
program for beginners and families.
         The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil
Road between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20.   For more information on
this or other programs call Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at (219)
926-7561, extension 225.

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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 20 – March 31, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

FEEDING PROGRAMS OFFERED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         An opportunity for visitors to help feed the farm animals will
be offered during "Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm". This program will
begin at 3:00 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday starting March 20 at the
Chellberg Farm in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The farm is home to two horses, one goat, several chickens, pigs,
sheep, geese and cats. Visitors will assist the farmer with the animal
care, while learning of their importance to an early 20th-century farm.
Participants should park in the Bailly/Chellberg parking lot and walk
the short path to the Chellberg Farm barn.
The Bailly/Chellberg parking lot is located between highways U.S. 12
and U.S. 20 on Mineral Springs Road. For more information on this or
other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561,
extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 10 – March 21, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

FISHING PROGRAM OFFERED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Join a ranger for this introduction to Dune Country’s “fishing
holes”. “Fishing the Dunes” will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, March 21
at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center in Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
         Learn about the hot spots in the dunes and the variety of fish
found in these waters during this 2-hour program. Northwest Indiana
Steelheaders Association members will also be on hand to demonstrate fly
tying, casting and lure presentation. They will disclose tips for
successful fishing in Lake Michigan and area streams, and elaborate on
the best rods, reels and line to use for these waters.
         The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil
Road, between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561, extension 225.


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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 10 - March 19, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

CELTIC MUSIC PERFORMED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

          Sing along with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform
Scottish and Irish songs from the Celtic community of Northwest Indiana.
“Songs of Our Celtic Neighbors” will be presented from 7:30-9:00 P.M.,
Friday, March 19, in the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center of
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians devoted to
preserving and passing on folk songs in traditional style. Their
performances typically include the use of a variety of classic or
obscure musical instruments, including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer,
banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, and hurdy gurdy. The group
performs at the visitor center the third Friday of each month. In
addition to these monthly performances the Save the Tunes Council
welcomes anyone to attend their informal practice sessions held from
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the St. Francis
Episcopal Church in Chesterton.
The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on
Kemil Road, between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20. For more information
on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call
(219) 926-7561, extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
March 10 – March 21, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x226

FIRST DAY OF SPRING HIKE AT INDIANA DUNES

         Join a ranger for a guided hike entitled “Spring is
Springing”. It will begin at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 21 at the Paul H.
Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
         Follow a ranger for this 90-minute program through the wooded
glens and hidden marshlands of Miller Woods to experience the beauty and
wonder of the black oak savanna in spring. Since it is the first day of
spring we will be looking for early singing birds, awakening croaking
frogs, and immerging blooming wildflowers in this rare habitat.
         The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is
located on Lake Street in Miller, one mile north of highway U.S. 12. For
reservations and more information on this or other programs at Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561 extension 225.



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