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SAFER PASSAGE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS
March 1st - Park Forest Library - 7PM
It is estimated that more than one million migratory birds die in North America each year from collisions with buildings. Chicago Bird Collision Monitors(CBCM)is working to address the problems that lights, glass and buildings pose to birds passing through in migration. Volunteers recover thousands of dead and injured birds in the Chicago area each Spring and Fall, representing about 170 species. Learn ways to protect migrants from these hazards. Annette Prince became active with CBCM in 2004 and became its director in 2005. She is a board member of Chicago Audubon Society.
CHARLIE HABECKER MEMORIAL!!
Teacher, Trekker, Tour-Guide, Birder, Conservationist, Artist, FRIEND ... that was Charlie to all of us in TCA. We finally are planting a Memorial to Charlie at the Park Forest Library. A tree of yet unknown species will be planted this Spring with a plaque to commemorate Charlie's exceptional contribution to conservation education.
We are now accepting donations to help offset the cost of the tree and plaque and its planting. Any amount is a great amount and ALL of the donation will go towards Charlie's memory.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!!
Send donations(not cash)to Thorn Creek Audubon Society; P.O. Box 895; Park Forest, IL.; 60466. Write "Donation" on the check.
GREAT FIELD TRIPS 2016-17!
Click Here to find the the list of spots we intend to visit year. You don't have to be an expert birder to join the fun...just follow along and enjoy! Call to be sure no changes have been made before you set off to a Trip site.
ANNUAL AUDUBON ADVENTURES APPEAL
Thorn Creek Audubon Society for years has been providing Audubon Adventures magazines and workbooks free of charge to classrooms and teachers in our area to help educate young people about the environment and the need to preserve it for future generations. The magazine is designed for the third through sixth grades. Along with your donation of $45.95 you can send the information for a teacher/classroom of your choice and we will be sure the magazine (30 copies) is delivered to them 4 times this year.Contributions should be sent to"Thorn Creek Audubon Adventures Fund"; Sue Putnam; P.O. Box 895; Park Forest, Il.; 60466.
Birds and small animals.
Many thanks to Susan W. for the info.
NEW TO THORN CREEK AUDUBON?
Just click to find the numerous projects and events TCA sponsors or partners in during the year. Its just $15 per year to join and participate in the many successes of TCA in the conservation, environment and education theater. Questions can be directed to any of the Directors listed on our "About Us" page on this website. Be part of the solution!
SPRING PLANT SALE !!
SPRING PLANT SALE !!
NATIVE PLANTS AND TREES AT WHOLESALE PRICES!!
Pick-Up in MAY. Click HERE for order form.
RAPTOR BONANZA !!
APRIL 5TH MEETING
FREEDOM HALL. PARK FOREST 7PM
Illinois Raptor Center is bringing predator birds for a night of close-up viewing. Bring the kids. Bring the family. NO fees. Refreshments after the presentation of owl, hawk, falcon and eagle!! Don't miss it.
FRIENDS OF THORN CREEK WOODS
and THORN CREEK NATURE CENTER
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Center and their Naturalists present these winter children's educational programs:
Registration required for most programs: (708-747-6320)
The Newsletter includes not only youth educational program information, but adult programs as well. Nature Center and Nature Preserve work schedule, volunteer updates, complete event schedule, historical information and membership applications are also included. There really is something for everyone at Thorn Creek Nature Preserve, so take a minute to peruse this addition!
CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
February 1, 2017 7PM
Park Forest Library
"EARLY SPRING BIRDS"
Michael Topp will present a program about winter birds leaving the area and our early spring birds arrival. Michael has been an avid birder for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Purdue University earning a combined Bachelor of Science degree.