A Northwest Indiana author and noted birder was recently presented with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash. A post at the Indiana Dunes Tourism Facebook page says Dr. Kenneth Brock received the award to honor the advancements his work has made to ornithological knowledge in the state. Dr. Brock has written two books and numerous articles and scientific papers. The award is given for distinguished service to the State of Indiana and is the highest honor bestowed by the Governor. Here is a link to watch the ceremony.