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Fall Colors Hike

This Sunday, October 27 2:00 PM Join Middlefork Audubon and the Illinois Native Plant Society as we enjoy a hike through portions of Russell Duffin Woods to relish the changing fall colors! Russell Duffin is a beautiful 200-acre forested Nature Preserve along the Vermilion River with stately oaks and hickories in the uplands and beech-maple-tulip poplar forest in the deeply dissecting ravines.  We will hike to the Observation Tower where anyone that wishes can climb to the top to get a great overview of the Vermilion River valley. The trail contains numerous long, very steep slopes, but if you are up to the terrain, it is a beautiful hike.   Please bring water for the hike.  Meet at the Russell Duffin Woods parking lot at 2:00 PM.  This is the first…
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October Announcements

This Thursday’s library meeting has been CANCELLED.  So sorry folks. Unfortunately, our speaker for this month had a conflict and we could not secure another in time, so there is NO MEETING Thursday, October 24th, 7pm at the Danville Public Library.  See below for a weekend hike and upcoming winter activities. Fall hike to Russell Duffin Woods Nature Preserve at Forest Glen This Sunday, October 27th, 2PM   SEE POST FOR DETAILS: http://www.middleforkaudubon.org/fall-colors-hike/ This will be a fairly strenuous hike so be prepared for steep hills.  Bring water. For those who prefer an easier hike, we recommend the Beech Grove handicap trail, within Russell Duffin Woods, which has been recently resurfaced.  Trail head for this hike is found at the second parking lot inside Forest Glen. Look for the handicap…
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2019 Annual Bird Seed Sale

Greetings all~It is time once again for the annual Middlefork Audubon BIRD SEED SALE! Wholesale seed prices went up this year due to the unusual growing season nationwide so we have had to raise our prices, too.  We know you can find cheaper seed elsewhere but we thank you for your support!   This is MFA's only fundraiser of the year which covers the cost of monthly speakers and programs.  In addition, MFA contributes to the printing of the workbooks for the Outdoor School program at the Vermilion County Conservation District that provides a week of nature study to hundreds of students each year.  Attached is the bird seed order form for you to use and share with your friends and neighbors!   Please note the deadline- orders must be received no later than October 11th.Thank you! 2019-ABSS-Order-FormDownload
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