Lions and Lynxes and Bears (Oh My!)

black bear (Ursus americanus)

In light of the recent sightings of a black bear in LaPorte county, near Michigan City, it’s interesting to consider the many animals that have lived in the Indiana Dunes through the years. A little research yields an eclectic list of critters.

An Early Snow(y) in the Dunes?

Snowy Owl

Many folks don’t associate snowy owls (Bubo scandiacus) with Indiana, but the Dunes are the best place in the state to see these majestic birds.