Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thursdays: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 at 7 pm
The Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza
Admission is FREE then stay at Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa

For all the music lovers out there, come out and enjoy summer evenings in the park with the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival. Concerts will feature a feast of different sounds from rock to country to blues. There's something for everybody at this music festival!

Bring your picnic, your blanket or chairs, your music-loving friends and come relax in the park with the sounds of the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival. Visit our website for more information http://valparaisoevents.com/summer-rhapsody-music-festival/

Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 3-October 21 every Tuesday and Saturday 8am-2pm
William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza
Come to the Valparaiso Market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products and beautiful plants and flowers. The fresh produce will liven up even you favorite recipes or grab lunch on the go from one of the wonderful food vendors. Beautiful plants and flowers make great gifts for friends or just to enjoy at home! 
The Valparaiso Market is located at the William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza 63 LaFayette Street in Valparaiso. Visit local growers early summer through fall. songbirdprairie.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017

As soon as the bluebirds start their fluttering up and down in front of the picture windows in the sunroom of our Bed and Breakfast, we hurry out to serve them their ” live” breakfast of  mealworms. You can almost hear them chirp back “thank you”. The feeder is about 10 feet from their nesting box 

We have so many understory trees native to our woodlands, including wild plum, sassafras, oak , sycamore and hickory. We have planted the bluebird’s favorite tree, the redbud, with those tasty berries. We look forward to the sometimes 3 broods of bluebirds in our boxes.  The songbirds perform their daily operas from dawn till dusk, loudly proclaiming their treetop territories. Many winged sopranos-meadowlark ,warbler, wren, robin, thrush, swallow, purple martin, oriole, and red-winged blackbird can be heard through our microphones in the sunroom.
We had 5 eggs in the front box and 4 in the box in the back meadow and 5 in the garden box.  Today June 1st they are about to fledge!
The non-migratory birds blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, and goldfinches who toughed it out through the frozen months are now singing with joy for spring is in the air. Be sure to bring your binoculars and birding books, along with your camera. There are many great photo opts. See you soon! Make your reservation today.    For reservations call 219-759-4274 or book on-line at www.songbirdprairie.com