Enjoy a lovely summer evening, Friday, July 29

Looking for a great way to enjoy one of these lovely summer evenings? On Friday, July 29th, Middlefork Audubon is planning a trip to the Oakwood area (between Champaign and Danville) to view hummingbirds at a private home followed by a stop down the road at Sleepy Creek Vineyard for a refreshing slushie or glass of wine. Bring your binoculars, a lawn chair, and a picnic basket if you want goodies to go with your wine or, Friday nights it’s “Wieners and Wine” at the winery- they provide the hot dogs, fixin’s and the fire, it’s free but they ask you to buy a drink while there. They also have local cheeses and misc snack foods for sale.

Meet at the Oakwood truck stop parking lot (off I-74) at 5:30PM. From there we will drive to the home site to view the hummers followed by a trip to the winery for drinks and a picnic.

Bird Hike & Picnic at Kennekuk

Bird hike:  June 23 @ 6:00pm 
Picnic:  June 23 @ 6:30pm 

We will have our traditional bird hike and potluck picnic at Kennekuk County Park’s Hickory Hollow Shelter, Thursday, June 23.  Plates, cups, and plastic ware will be provided. Bring a favorite covered dish to share. Don’t forget to bring friends!! The more, the merrier. Click here for a map or visit VCCD’s webpage on the park for directions more information about the park.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vermilion County Conservation District!

Come join Middlefork Audubon this weekend in Danville as we help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vermilion County Conservation District!

On Saturday, June 11 Middlefork Audubon will be joining many others at the Palmer Civic Center in downtown Danville from 1-­4PM with a display about bluebirds and the extensive bluebird trail system established with the VCCD many years ago. Stop by our table for a visit and enjoy an afternoon with many agencies and organizations who have partnered with the Conservation District over the years.

On Sunday, June 12, Middlefork members will be hosting the Boardwalk from 1-4PM at the north end of Lake Vermilion with scopes and binoculars for viewing birds that live near the lake. If we are lucky we might even spot an eagle or two! Come out and enjoy an afternoon at one of the Conservation District’s lovely sites.

For more info go to:
http://www.news­gazette.com/news/local/2016­06­01/forest­preserve­district-marks­half­century.html
http://palmerarena.com/50th­anniversary­party/

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