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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


Get ready to get your hands dirty! Bring your family and join us at the Beyer Trail Expedition to learn about wetlands and how important they are for clean water. We’ll be talking about Warsaw’s …


EDITOR’S NOTE: As lake season approaches, the presence of coronavirus in lake water is at the forefront of many minds. In order to give you the information you need to make the best decisions for …

Date posted: May 20, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on In lake water, COVID-19 is unlikely to be found in high concentrations

Categories: News


Ponds and lakes are both inland bodies of freshwater that contain living creatures. At first glance, they seem very similar! To help determine the difference, both the depth and surface area must be …

Date posted: May 13, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Ponds vs. lakes… what’s the difference?

Categories: Research


Dissolved oxygen is essential for aquatic habitats. But what is it, and how does it get there? When oxygen enters water, it changes form and becomes dissolved oxygen (DO). DO is non-compound oxygen, …

Date posted: May 6, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Dissolved oxygen in lake habitats

Categories: Education Research


Join the Lilly Center and the Starry Stonewort Collaborative to learn about the problem of aquatic invasive plants and how they affect the lakes. Participants will learn how to sample, identify and …


Native plants serve both beauty and function. They are multi-colored, come in a range of sizes and, as they are generally non-fussy, are the choice of people who do not have green thumbs! When …

Date posted: April 30, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Native plants do it all: preserve, protect and beautify

Categories: Education News


Indiana is home to a variety of ecosystems. One of the richest and most varied is the wetland. For that reason, you might think “bog,” “marsh” and “swamp” are synonyms. They do share a lot of …

Date posted: April 22, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Bog, marsh, swamp… what’s the difference?

Categories: Education