Prairie Chicken Program this Thursday, October 22nd, at 7PM in the Danville Public Library

Bob Gillespie, IDNR Natural Resources Coordinator of Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, will be the guest speaker at the October Middlefork Audubon meeting. Bob has been integral in the recovery project at Prairie Ridge and will be bringing sounds and images to tell his story of restoring the prairie chicken to the Illinois landscape. Come learn about leks, booms, and more as we explore this rare species of Illinois! The evening will begin with a short business meeting followed by the program and refreshments. Hope you can join us!
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Bird Seed Sale

Winter is around the corner and so it is time to think about getting feeders ready for our feathered friends. Order forms for the annual Middlefork Audubon bird seed sale will be available at the meeting. This annual sale raises funds for workbooks used by elementary students at the Outdoor School program of the Vermilion County Conservation District. Deadline for orders is Monday, October 26th. Contact Bob Schifo at 217-260-2349. [caption id="attachment_199" align="aligncenter" width="744"] 2015 Bird Sale Order Form[/caption]  
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May News

Join us 7:00pm, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Danville Public Library when Dr. Andrew N. Miller will give his presentation, "Mushrooms, Fungi and the vital roles they play in ecosystems." Andrew N. Miller is the mycologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Plant Biology at UIUC, the Botany Department at The Field Museum, and the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Miller is curator of the INHS Fungarium (ILLS) and Associate Curator of the UIUC Fungarium (ILL). He became Director of the INHS Herbarium in 2008. Dr. Miller teaches the General Mycology course in Plant Biology at UIUC and his research focuses on the systematics, evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of fungi. He…
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