Kankakee Sands restoration project in Newton County, Indiana, is home to over 130 species that are considered threatened, endangered or rare in Indiana. The large size and rich diversity of Kankakee Sands supports such rare species as: red headed woodpeckers, henslow’s sparrows, old plainsman and glass lizards as well as more common species such as blue joint grass, sawtooth sunflower, and grassland birds.


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