Middlefork Audubon September Meeting – Chimney Swift Sit-in and Emiquon Program

Thursday, September 26th- Chimney Swift Sit-in and Emiquon Program At the end of summer chimney swifts gather into large groups to migrate to South America. During migration, as many as 10,000 swifts may circle in a tornado-like flock at dusk and funnel into a roosting chimney to spend the night. The lives of these widespread urban birds are surprisingly unstudied, because of their inaccessible nesting and roosting sites and their aerial lifestyle.  -Cornell Lab of Ornithology Beginning at 6:00 PM - Chimney Swift viewing Weather permitting, come join the Middlefork Audubon Society outside in the parking lot on the south side of the Danville Public for a spectacular view of these lovely birds up close- we hope!  Binoculars are probably not needed this evening, but feel free to bring them…
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Birding Citizen Science Event

Attention all Middlefork Audubon members and friends!  Do you know an educator who might be interested in incorporating a birding component into their classroom?  See below.  Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a great workshop!  Please share this with anyone you know who might be interested. The Environmental Education Association of Illinois through funding from IL Prairie Community Foundation is hosting a citizen science birding workshop to teacher citizens and educators how to effectively participate in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Feeder Watch program. Participants will get training, a birding experience and a membership to the citizen science program. Door prizes as well! Please help spread the word as right now we only have a couple of people signed up. Thanks! https://www.eeai.net/more-trainings-near-you.html Event happening at Heartland Community College on September…
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Vermilion County Nature Hike Saturday, September 14

Vermilion County Nature Hikes BIRDS, BLOOMS, AND BUTTERFLIES The Doris L. Westfall Nature Preserve at Forest Glen Preserve, Vermilion County Saturday, September 14 10:00 AM – Noon Hiking level: easy With fall around the corner we are ready to turn in our sandals for our hiking boots once again to go visit more nature preserves in Vermilion County! Mary Ann Hoeffliger, prairie enthusiast, will be guiding us through the Doris Westfall Prairie, sharing stories about its history and taking us on a walk of discovery through the prairie. At this time of year we will be able to enjoy some of the later prairie flowers, look and listen for the grassland birds who enjoy this native habitat, and enjoy the butterflies as they float by. Come join us in this…
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