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Vermilion County Nature Hike Series – Saturday, April 20

Vermilion County Nature Hike Series Birds and Blooms Sponsored by Middlefork Audubon Society and Illinois Native Plant Society (Forest Glen Chapter) Celebrate the coming Earth Day!:  Hike in the Middle Fork Woods Nature Preserve Spring wildflowers, Ephemeral ponds, Shooting stars! When:  Saturday, April 20 Where:  Cypress area parking lot (Kickapoo State Park) Time:  9:30 AM AM Difficulty:  Moderate hiking  - but be prepared for wet and muddy conditions Duration:  estimated 1 to 2 hours Join us Saturday, April 20 to hike the Middle Fork Woods Nature Preserve in Kickapoo State Park. This nature preserve holds ephemeral ponds with swamp white oaks, steep ravines with mature trees, and slopes with spring wildflowers.  Keep your fingers crossed that the spring season will favor us with a beautiful display of Shooting star flowers…
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April 2019 Meeting & Program – Bluebirds!

Join Middlefork AudubonApril 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM at the Danville Public Library Have you wanted to start monitoring a nest box or learn more about bluebirds? Bluebirds are already laying eggs in some places so come and get inspired for another season in the field! Come join Middlefork Audubon to hear Vicki May of the East Central Illinois Bluebird Society as she brings us a program on bluebird nest box monitoring. She will discuss nest and egg ID, box management basics, and bring tips from her own experiences in the field. She will also bring information about ECIBS, an affiliate of the North American Bluebird Society (NABS), the national organization monitoring trends on all three bluebird species across North America and Canada.  FYI: ECIBS is where our compiled data…
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VERMILION COUNTY NATURE HIKE SERIES Birds and Blooms

Vermilion County Nature Hike Series Birds and Blooms Sponsored by Middlefork Audubon Society and Illinois Native Plant Society (Forest Glen Chapter) It’s Skunk Cabbage Time!! When:  Saturday, March 23 Where:  Gannet Center parking lot (Forest Glen Preserve) Time:  10:00 AM Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate hiking  - but be prepared for wet and muddy conditions Duration:  estimated 1 to 2 hours – depending on how much birding is desired Join us Saturday, March 23 for the first hike in our nature series as we hike to Howard’s Hollow Seep to see skunk cabbage and other spring ephemerals that might be blooming.  Skunk cabbage is a unique plant that emerges very early in the year and is found only in seeps.  Its blooms can even emerge through a crust of snow!  Meet…
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