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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


PRESS RELEASE — The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams, in consultation with the City of Warsaw and Grace College officials, has cancelled the 2020 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival.

The festival was …

Date posted: April 14, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on 2020 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival cancelled

Categories: Lakes Festival News


This week on Ranger Talks with Theo, Theo tells us all he knows about ducks! Did you know that ducks are omnivores? They eat both aquatic vegetation and small insects, and even some kinds of …

Date posted: April 9, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Ranger Talks with Theo: DUCKS

Categories: Education Ranger Talks with Theo


By Adrienne Funderburg, research program specialist | Read part one here

In late 2019, the Lilly Center published a paper entitled “Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Patterns and Predictions in 12 …

Date posted: April 3, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on How to read a scientific paper (2/2)

Categories: News


Ranger Talks with Theo is a new, four-week series all about native critters as explained by a local 6-year-old. Theo is Caitlin Yoder’s son and a naturalist at heart, from hiking and camping with his …

Date posted: April 2, 2020 | Author: | Comments Off on Ranger Talks with Theo: LEOPARD FROGS

Categories: Education K-12 News