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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January 2014

January 23rd presentation by Jim Smith Join us Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Danville Public Library to hear Jim Smith share about his trip to Alaska. The event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Jim Smith, long time member of the Middlefork Audubon Society, has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the conservation of birds and plants, and the land itself. In 2012, Smith was named Conservationist of the Year by the Illinois Audubon Society (IAS). His conservation efforts include maintaining the 100-box bluebird trail at Edgewood Farm, coordinating volunteers for other bluebird trails in Champaign and Vermillion counties, coordinating and participating in various annual bird counts, and educating the public about the importance of protecting and preserving natural areas in Illinois. January…
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