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Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

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Turin Prairie, Monona County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

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    JUN. 24, 2024

    Past and present, INHF interns build an ecosystem for conservation.

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  • Meet INHF's 2024 Summer Interns

    JUN. 20, 2024

    Meet our 2024 summer interns! With 18 interns out in the field and three in the office, INHF is pleased to introduce this group of young hands and voices making a difference this summer.

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  • Rooted in Service

    JUN. 18, 2024

    INHF board members, past and present, ensure the organization stays true to its founding principles.

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  • Bumble Bee Watch

    JUN. 7, 2024

    Bumble bees are important pollinators of both crops and native plants. Scientists are trying to gather baseline data to learn more about how bumble bee populations and ranges are changing and are asking for your help through a community science project called Bumble Bee Watch. It's an easy way for you and your family to virtually care for these pollinators.

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  • Species spotlight: Black raspberry

    JUN. 1, 2024

    You're hiking through the woods when something catches your eye. Just a hint of red and dark purple, tucked into the blanket of green vegetation surrounding you. Upon closer observation, the pops of color are revealed to belong to a berry bush. Blackberry, perhaps? No, too much red. Raspberry? Here are a few tips to identify black raspberry.

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