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Capturing Hummingbirds at Indiana Dunes State Park

Capturing Hummingbirds at Indiana Dunes State Park
This Saturday, visitors to the Indiana Dunes State Park can watch a naturalist trap, band, and release hummingbirds as Brad Bumgardner demonstrates his research and “banding” techniques while providing locals with tips and tricks on attracting the tiny, gem-like creatures to their own backyards. “For visitors who have never seen a hummingbird in the hand... Read more »

Chicago Bird of the Week: Red-winged Blackbird

Chicago Bird of the Week: Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged blackbirds are one of Chicago’s most common avian species. They’re beautiful, but appearances don’t matter when they’re dive-bombing your head. “People have complained of being chased for up to 100 yards, pecked in the head, and [having] their hair clawed,” said a Telegraph report on Chicago after a spate of incidents along the lakeshore... Read more »

The Hiatus is Over

Chicagoland Outdoors will be back this week after a temporary hiatus. Lots of environmental, wildlife, and parkland news has cropped up in the Chicago area recently, and this blog will once again be the best site dedicated to the city’s natural wonders and issues.
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Huge Pedestrian Bridge Coming to Indiana Dunes?

Huge Pedestrian Bridge Coming to Indiana Dunes?
The Indiana Dunes may soon be home to a massive pedestrian trail bridge, similar to this one in Nebraska (pictured above), that would take hikers and bikers from the town of Portage, Indiana to the shores of Lake Michigan, where they would be able to access the Indiana Dunes trail system. The bridge would be a... Read more »
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