January 23, 2020 Meeting & Program

Birds: Here? There? Not Really Everywhere with Tara Beveroth Illinois Natural History Survey Avian Biologist Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 PM at the South Mad Goat Coffee House (just off I-74) Birds are declining all over the world, and the numbers at which they are declining is staggering. Come learn how scientists and citizen scientists alike are monitoring bird populations in North American and, more specifically, in Illinois. Understanding which species are facing the biggest threats, and what we can do to help them, is critical to the long-term health of many species. We are pleased to have Tara Beveroth bring us up to speed on this issue of great concern. Originally from northwest Illinois, she attended Western Illinois University where she received her B.S. and M.S. She joined the…
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Fall Colors Hike

This Sunday, October 27 2:00 PM Join Middlefork Audubon and the Illinois Native Plant Society as we enjoy a hike through portions of Russell Duffin Woods to relish the changing fall colors! Russell Duffin is a beautiful 200-acre forested Nature Preserve along the Vermilion River with stately oaks and hickories in the uplands and beech-maple-tulip poplar forest in the deeply dissecting ravines.  We will hike to the Observation Tower where anyone that wishes can climb to the top to get a great overview of the Vermilion River valley. The trail contains numerous long, very steep slopes, but if you are up to the terrain, it is a beautiful hike.   Please bring water for the hike.  Meet at the Russell Duffin Woods parking lot at 2:00 PM.  This is the first…
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