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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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March News

Please join the Middlefork Audubon chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society for an evening with Jim Smith as he shares his pictures and stories from his trip to Kenya. The meeting will be held at 7PM on Thursday, March 26, at the Danville Area Community College in the Copper Penny Room of the Administration Building. Please note the change in location for March meeting only! After a brief opening and the program, refreshments will be served.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Join us 7:00pm at the Danville Public Library for a viewing of From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction. A new documentary, From Billions to None tells the incredible, forgotten story of the extinction of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago, and highlights pressing conservation issues today. "The amazing story of how we eliminated this once abundant bird, coinciding with a centennial anniversary of its extinction, provides a "teachable moment" that can raise awareness about species at risk and living more sustainable today," says author and co-producer Joel Greenberg. A key animated sequence recreates a passenger pigeon flock estimated to be at least one billion birds by a then unknown John James Audubon. In 1813, while traveling in Kentucky, Audubon wrote, "The air was literally filled with…
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