Potluck & Program: August 24 @ 6:30 PM

Middlefork Audubon has rented the Gannett Education Center at Forest Glen Preserve for a potluck and program on August 24 beginning at 6:30 PM. The evening will begin with a potluck so bring a dish to share (and maybe a little extra since we may be hosting a few ornithology graduate students, too!). Bring your own table service if you are able but there will be plates, tableware, etc. for those who need it. We will have iced tea, lemonade, and water available but you are welcome to bring your own beverage as well. Following the meal, Todd Jones, a graduate student from the U of I, will be giving a short program about his research on fledgling birds at Kennekuk County Park this summer. He has a lot of…
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June 22 Picnic at Kennekuk County Park

Middlefork Audubon invites you to a picnic at Hickory Hollow Shelter in Kennekuk County Park on Thursday, June 22. Come enjoy an evening with friends at this lovely place! Weather permitting, we will start the evening with a short hike to view birds and wildlife from 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM followed by a potluck/picnic dinner. Bring your own plates, tableware, and a dish to share. Iced tea, water, and lemonade will be provided, or you can bring your own drinks. We will attempt, once again, to call in a barred owl or two and look for summer birds around the picnic area. Don't forget to bring your binoculars! We will have a few extra pairs on hand for anyone who needs them.
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Program: May 25

The Middlefork Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society invites you to join us for our monthly meeting with Tyler Hedlund to learn about the natural history and habits of nature's much maligned groups, focusing on Illinois spiders and ticks of Illinois and Kenya.  He will talk about taxonomy, myths, disease spread and more. Lots of pictures, too!  We will meet at 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 25 at the Danville Public Library for Tyler's program: Arachnophilia: An Unconventional View of the Eight-Legged.   Tyler graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master's degree in Entomology studying ticks and Lyme disease in the Chicago region. He currently works at the Illinois Natural History Survey for the U of I Committee on Natural Areas, assisting with the management and maintenance of U of…
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