Outdoor Indiana - March/April 2015 - Reader Photos

Each issue, Outdoor Indiana staff will select reader submitted photos to feature in the magazine. If you would like the chance to be featured, please submit your photo, along with your name and phone number to:

oi@dnr.IN.gov

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March/April 2015

Kelly Millikan, who lives in New Castle, snapped this photo last April during an early afternoon hike at McCormick’s Creek State Park on Trail 3. The stream spills over limestone outcrops as redbuds bloom in the background. A two-year subscriber to OI, she says she loves hiking at state parks with her Nikon. McCormick’s Creek, Indiana’s first state park, is near Spencer in Owen County.

Jim Chenoweth, a teamster who works in Gary and lives in Hobart,  took this close-up of what appears to be an introduced garden iris from the  nursery trade using his Nikon d70. Flowers like these sometimes “escape” into  the wild and can be mistaken for native wildflowers. Native blue flag iris is  used in the nursery trade, too, yet may look different from a “wild” specimen  that would be found in a native plant community in Indiana.

Jim Chenoweth, a teamster who works in Gary and lives in Hobart, took this close-up of what appears to be an introduced garden iris from the nursery trade using his Nikon d70. Flowers like these sometimes "escape" into the wild and can be mistaken for native wildflowers. Native blue flag iris is used in the nursery trade, too, yet may look different from a "wild" specimen that would be found in a native plant community in Indiana.

Jim Chenoweth, a teamster who works in Gary and lives in Hobart,  took this close-up of what appears to be an introduced garden iris from the  nursery trade using his Nikon d70. Flowers like these sometimes