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Gills outside the body, a flat head and a propensity to eat anything it can fit in its mouth. It sounds like a description of an alien species, does it not? Luckily for us, this isn’t the work of H.G …

Date posted: June 26, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on All squeak, no bite: The common mudpuppy

Categories: Education Research


We’re offering four Ecotours this summer! If you live on one of these lakes, or can transport your boat to one of them, we’d welcome your presence.

CHAPMAN LAKES | RSVP here

WAWASEE & …


So far, we have helped equip 131 students for meaningful careers after graduation. Many of these students have substantially contributed to the Lilly Center mission while in college and now are …


By Jed Harvey in collaboration with Abby Phinney, Lilly Center Staff

Imagine this: It’s late February, 1965, and you live near Lake Wawasee or Syracuse. It isn’t cold enough for the lakes to be …

Date posted: June 10, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on How many people does it take to raise lake water levels by one inch? And other water level questions

Categories: Education News Research


The Lilly Center collects water samples from open water on Kosciusko County’s twelve all-sport lakes and Center and Pike lakes, along with the public swimming beaches at Center, Pike, Syracuse, …


By Jed Harvey and Abby Phinney, Lilly Center Staff

Every year, warm weather comes around April and May, and with it comes rain… and often, flooding. Spring thunderstorms bring the renewal of  …

Date posted: June 3, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Frequent flooding? Here are 3 ways to prepare

Categories: Education Research


Native plants are extremely important for local wildlife and for water quality. This workshop, led by Mike VanLaeken of Heartland Restoration, will discuss when and how to utilize native plants on …