May 2014 News

May 22nd presentation by Dave Weible Join us Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Danville Public Library to hear David Weible.  The event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in SW Florida is the subject of the May 22 program.  David and Diane Weible have been fortunate to visit this remarkable sanctuary during the past eight winters.  Corkscrew Sanctuary includes multiple habitats, of greatest importance being "the largest remaining tract of ancient bald cypress forest left in the world."  The story of the swamp and its wildlife will be shared in photos and spoken word.  Audubon has done and is doing important work in the world, with Corkscrew Sanctuary being one of our most beautiful jewels.
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March 2014 News

March 27th presentation by Dr. Joseph Spencer Join us Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm at the Danville Public Library to hear Dr. Joseph Spencer present “A ‘Taste’ of Loda Prairie”: Adventures with prairie cicadas and other insects. The event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Dr. Joseph Spencer will give an entomological talk based on his observations in local prairies, particularly Loda Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve. Dr. Spencer is an entomologist and insect behaviorist from the Illinois Natural History Survey. His research interests include insect behavior and movement/dispersal of field crop insect pests. His approach to the study of insects is colored by an abiding interest in behavior and an appreciation for the constraints physiology can impose on behavior and pest adaptations. Dr. Spencer…
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January Program Cancelled

Due to the forcasted sub-zero temperatures, the program meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014 has been cancelled. We don't want people getting out and risk having problems in these temperatures. We will schedule Jim Smith to present his Alaska program another month later in the year.
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