An Indiana law that went into effect July 1 allows landowners to mark no-trespassing areas of their properties with purple paint instead of signs.
The purple paint perimeter now serves the same legal purpose as signage.
The painting can be done around the area where entry is denied either on trees or posts.
So when out and about on private land, be on the lookout for those purple markings.
DNR grants totaling Nnearly $660,000 will be used to fight invasive aquatic plants in Indiana's lakes.
The grants were awarded by DNR director Cameron F. Clark through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The 40 projects involve 63 lakes in 15 counties. Grant applications were submitted by local sponsors who share at least 20 percent of the total cost.
An emerging fungal disease lethal to some snakes has been found in Indiana.
Snake fungal disease, caused by the fungus, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, is not a risk to people, but in snakes it can cause facial swelling, disfigurement, skin and scale lesions, internal lesions and death.
A team of researchers led by Matt Allender and Sarah Baker of the University of Illinois discovered the disease in southern Indiana woodlots during a 2017 surveillance.