Inventorying the Loblolly Marsh

Loblolly Marsh Bioblitz '09

Loblolly Marsh Bioblitz '09

How do you take an inventory of a swamp? Well, it involves a lot of nets. And bug spray. Oh, and sunscreen.

On Friday, I took a road trip to the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva, Indiana (Adams County). My mission? To “assist” 24 scientists in taking an inventory of the flora and fauna of the Loblolly Marsh.

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Indiana Quilts of Valor

50 Quilts of Valor at ISM

50 Quilts of Valor at ISM

Over 1000 people participated in wrapping American veterans in warmth as 50 handmade quilts were presented today at the Roudebush VA Medical Center.  A partnership between the Indiana State Museum and the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis  resulted in the quilts, which were presented to soldiers wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.    Continue reading