Bird Monitoring: Past, Present, and Future Implications

Historically bird monitoring has played a vital role in understanding and benefiting birds. When determining whether or not a species should be added to the endangered species list long term monitoring data is used. Come learn about a few ongoing bird monitoring programs we have here in Illinois and why they are such important resources.

Tara Beveroth, Ornithologist from the Illinois Natural History Survey,​ will present 7:00pm, Thursday, February 23 at the Danville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

October News

August Potluck

We had a great turn out at the August Potluck this year with almost 40 people in attendance. The potluck wrapped up the Bluebird monitoring season. Thank you to everyone who came and shared their stories from monitoring the trails this season. We hope to see everyone again next season!

Monthly Programs

After a short summer hiatus we will resume our normal monthly programs for September and October. There will not be a program in November. In December we will end the year with our Holiday Potluck and Program. Please check the back page for dates, times, and details.

Boardwalk Birdwalk

The monthly boardwalk birdwalk will continue to be held though the fall and winter months provided temperatures remain moderate and the weather permits. The boardwalk birdwalks are hosted by Bud Lewsader and are held on the first Sunday of every month at 2:00 PM at the Herron Park Boardwalk in Danville, IL. Bud invites everyone to join him at the boardwalk. If you have any questions or need directions please contact Bud Lewsader, his contact info is in our newsletter.

Annual Bird Seed Sale
Orders Due Oct 14

We have been holding our bird seed sale for over 40 years. Proceeds from the bird seed sale help continue conservation and environmental education in Vermilion County through the Outdoor School and help fund other local projects. We are proud to be funding local outdoor education programs and projects and we hope you are too. Please help us continue these programs and enjoy birds in your backyard as a result. There is no longer a winter bird seed sale. Stock up now! Orders are due Friday, October 14.

Order pickup will be Saturday, October 29, @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM at Barry’s Garden Center.

Download Bird Seed Sale Order Form

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