Thanks to All Bluebird Monitors for Another Great Season!

We are so grateful to the dedication of these volunteers and the work they do throughout the nesting season and year-round, walking trails, counting eggs and young, periodically cleaning out the boxes, and all around caring for the miles of nest box trails throughout Vermilion County. Attention volunteers: It's that time of year again. If you have not yet turned in your 2018 data, please do so soon. See the letter below from our volunteer coordinator, Lee Solter, for more information.   Greetings Bluebird Monitors! Another nesting season has come and gone and the results sent in so far suggest a good year for bluebirds. I am looking forward to receiving the remaining reports so that we will have a full data set to send to the East Central Illinois…
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April 26 Meeting & Program

Join Middlefork Audubon on Thursday, April 26th @ 7:00 PM, at the Danville Public Library to hear Todd Jones, U of I graduate student and PhD candidate, brings us updates on his research of nesting birds. He is studying ground nesting bird activity at Kennekuk County Park and has been including bluebird nest box data in his research. He has a wealth of information about many of the local nesting birds in that area, including findings about what bluebird fledglings do when they leave the nest. This is a great learning opportunity for all nest box volunteers and anyone who wants to know more about nesting birds in our area. Come for lively discussion and refreshments.  In honor of John James Audubon's birthday, cake is being served!  
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March 29 2018 Meeting & Program

Middlefork Audubon invites you to join us on Thursday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM at the Danville Public Library, to learn more about the eroding coal ash pits in the Middle Fork River floodplain near Kickapoo State Park. Protect the Middle Fork, a citizens' group dedicated to protecting one of Illinois' greatest natural resources, the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River, is bringing a short presentation to update us on this important issue. Illinois EPA must make a decision by September 2018 on whether or not to mandate removal of the eroding coal ash pits from the floodplain. Come and learn what you can do to protect Illinois' only Wild and Scenic River. Please note that this month's program is on the 5th rather than the 4th Thursday.   In…
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