Bill (aka The Mad Botanist) is a professionally trained botanist, experienced gardener and educator. A native Illinoisan, he schooled at EIU, U of Mich and the U of Ill. He is comfortable dealing with flowering plants and cryptogams (i.e., fungi, lichens, bryophytes and ferns) as well as ornamental and food plant issues. He has an extensive ethnobotanical background and understands the peculiarities presented by the bistate climate and soil, both in natural and human influenced environs. More
Rosemary makes books and cartoons that connect people with the natural world.
Her Bird and Moon nature comics won the National Cartoonists Society’s award for Best Online Short Form Comic and were the subject of an award-winning museum exhibit. She makes best-selling science books for kids and adults and gives keynotes at birding festivals. She’s written and drawn for The New York Times, Audubon, PBS kids’ Elinor Wonders Why, Ranger Rick, and more. She’s represented by Seth Fishman. Her favorite glacial landform is the esker.
The Hoosier Mushroom Society was formed in 2009. For the last several years, we have been an informal mushroom hunting organization in the state. Starting in 2013, we will be accepting dues paying members to the organization.
The mission of the Hoosier Mushroom Society is to promote the science of mycology and the study of fungi.
Our interests include:
collecting and identifying wild mushrooms and other fungi
cooking with wild mushrooms
arts and crafts with fungi.
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Wealthy countries can create prosperity while using less materials and energy if they abandon economic growth as an objective.
We are a regional alliance leading strategy to
preserve, improve, and expand nature and quality of life.
By connecting leaders in conservation, health, business, science, and beyond, we tackle challenging issues to ensure a resilient region.
Building on more than 25 years of collaboration, our broad alliance of member organizations advance work in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. LINK
We need your help! While we have started to populate the Pollinator Asset Map, we need your help to fill in the gaps. Using the Asset Survey found on the Map page, we would love for you to tell us where pollinator habitat can be found, including community gardens and even your own native garden. More
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Living in the Dunes A homeowner's guide to landscaping in Northwest Indiana's dune communities and exploring the world around them.
Project Partners: Indiana Audubon Society, Indiana Dunes National Park, Michigan City Park Department, Michigan City Public Art Committee, NIPSCO, The Bike Stop Cycling Club.
The deck will be located on the west end of the Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City, overlooking a National Park wetland. The wildlife observation deck will serve as a resting place for trail users, an outdoor classroom for area schools, a stop on the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, an attraction for the Indiana Dunes National Park, and an addition to Michigan City’s Sculptfusion, a self-guided art tour. The deck will be ADA accessible and feature an artistic, nature themed corten steel railing system, shaded and unshaded viewing areas, seating, interpretive signage, a nature themed art sculpture, and bike racks.