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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December News

Join us for our annual holiday potluck and gift exchange, Thursday the 11th of December, at the Danville Public Library. Bring a dish to share and a beverage. Participation in the gift exchange is optional. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm. Our program will be "Birds of the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve" by Brian Stearns. Brian Stearns of Penfield is a wildlife photographer, recognized for the detail in his photographs, and hobbyist bird watcher who has continued exploring the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve since 2009. He and his wife Susan were probably the first to discover a pair of mating sandhill cranes at this location. His program will include his original photography along with an interactive discussion of the birds and wildlife in each photograph. Brian and Susan are…
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