At 12:30 AM Saturday morning, 23 Feb, 2019, when I was finishing my talk for the Wild Things Conference (A Photographic Journey of the Calumet), I forgot to put in the locations for most of the places that I took photographs at. Oops. So here are many of the preserves with websites!
Lake County: Cressmoor Prairie, Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve (Dune & Swale), Seidner Dune & Swale. Bayless Dune and Bur Oak Woods were cut from the presentation, but give examples of forested dune and remnant bur oak savanna, respectively.
Porter County: John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve (Adjoins Tolleston Dunes in the National Park), and Meadowbrook Conservation Center.
LaPorte County: Ambler Flatwoods (often muddy/wet) and Barker Woods.
Indiana Dunes National Parkstretches across 3 counties. Link to maps: https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/maps.htm Here is where photographs came from: Miller Woods (Lake Co.) Cowles Bog & Portage Lakefront (Porter Co.) Mount Baldy & Pinhook Bog (LaPorte Co.)
Gibson Woods. Lake County, IN. Has a nature center with hands-on displays for kids (or adults…). It is a great place to see dune and swale habitat. Note: you do drive through a neighborhood to get there. The preserve does have hours where it is open so check before going: https://lakecountyparks.com/152/Gibson-Woods-Nature-Preserve
ArcelorMittal Research & Development. East Chicago (Lake Co.). Private property, but they do welcome people to see their remnant grassland dune and swale habitat with advance notice, M-F during business hours. Let me know if you want to go and I will send you the information of the person to contact!