In addition to cross country skiing, sledding, and skating there are other ways to get out and go play and explore in winter.
Virtual Name that Tune
Wednesdays November-February 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Gibson Woods staff to the comfort of your own home
Increase your birding lists by enhancing your birding skills! Join us virtually as we launch into a weekly class to familiarize ourselves with the bird songs heard in Northwest Indiana throughout the year. Online details will be sent out upon registration. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturdays, December 12, 2020, January 9 & February 13, 2021
Enjoy the peace and calmness of the wonders of winter on a relaxed hike through the preserve. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
Cookie Burner Hike
December 28, 2020 10:30 AM - Noon
Ages 8 and up
Burn off those holiday calories with a hike around the back 80 of Buckley Homestead. Please dress for the weather. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
Full Moon Stroll
Ages 5 and up
Tuesday, December 29 5-6:15PM
Enjoy a winter evening stroll by the light of the last full moon of 2020. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
Christmas Bird Count
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day around Christmas to count birds. You can participate in one of two CBC circles in Lake County. Contact the Sand Ridge Audubon Society for the circle that includes Gibson Woods and part of north Lake County (count date is late December); for southern Lake County (count date is Saturday, January 2, 2021), please contact Loyce Fandrei at Lafan2018@rocketmail.com.
More information can also be found online at https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count
Backyard Bird Count
February 12-15 2021
Stay tuned for more info!