Lake County Press

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve – “Wild Ones at Gibson Woods”

Hammond, IN 1-18-2011 – Gibson Woods Wild Ones is a local chapter of Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes.  The Gibson chapter was established in 2000. Over the past few years, the group has helped to educate people of all ages about the benefits of using native plants in landscaping.

Through chapter activities and guest speakers, meeting attendees have learned the many aspects of incorporating native plants into their own landscaping. Those who grow native plants have not only brought the beauty of native wildflowers and grasses to their yards, but they have provided a more inviting habitat for butterflies and songbirds.

Volunteers from the group help out at the Oak Ridge Prairie native plant nursery and greenhouse growing plants for natural area restoration projects, in addition to helping maintain the native plant gardens at Gibson Woods. Proceeds from the annual spring native plant sale, hosted by the group, help fund resources, projects and programs for Lake County Parks.

Join us for one of our informative meetings to learn more about how you can “grow wild” in your own backyard. For more information call 219-844-3188.

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323.  From I/80-94 take Cline Avenue north to the169th exit then west to Parrish and north to the park.  GPS coordinates: 41.599352,-87.45186

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