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LIVE BIRDS OF PREY!!
Four Raptors will be the program at Freedom Hall in Park Forest at 7PM on Wednesday, April 2nd: Damsel, a Peregrine Falcon; Dickens, a Great-Horned Owl; Gabby, a grey-phased Screech Owl; and Elvira, a dark-morphed Red-tailed Hawk. Birds will be shown by SOAR(Save Our American Raptors)licensed master falconers. Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.
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!
BY ANY OTHER NAME
A list of avian collective terms from "An Exaltation of Larks" by James Lipton
Documented terms for various specific bird groups
A peep of chickens; a murder of crows; a dule of doves; a paddling of ducks(on water); a charm of finches; a gaggle of geese(on water or land); a skein of geese(on water); a cast of hawks; a brood of hens; a siege of herons(cranes); a deceit of lapwings; a tiding of magpies; a watch of nightingales; a parliment of owls; a covey of partridges; an ostentation of peacocks; a bouquet of pheasants; a congregation of plovers; an unkindness of ravens; a building of rooks; a walk of snipe; a host of sparrows; a murmuration of starlings; a mustering of storks; a flight of swallows; a spring of teal; a rafter of turkeys; a pitying of turtledoves; a fall of woodcocks; a descent of woodpeckers.
Many thanks to our great friend Daniela Herman who provided this information to us after a raucous trip to Jasper-Pulaski to see the Sandhill Cranes.
LOSS OF A LEADER
President, Bob Harrison
President Harrison's unexpected death leaves TCA members shocked. Complications from an infection took Bob's life and leadership from us on March 3rd. Bob was a great birder and devoted volunteer to ALL the causes and projects of TCA over the years of his membership. Bob was also the President of Sandridge Audubon in Calumet City. We will miss him greatly.
FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE 2013-14
A Fun and Educational schedule (directions attached). Be sure to contact the listed person to notify them of your intended attendance and to get last minute instruction!
The TCAS Grants Committee provides financial support for local projects that promote environmental education and the protection and enhancement of wildlife and the environment. Grants are not to exceed $500 per program and are available to schools and local organizations. Download the 2013-14 application here and return by October 15, 2013. Questions should be directed to Bob: 708-747-2047 or Dory: 708-481-3166.
The TCAS Ecology Scholarship is awarded to a student or a teacher for elementary or secondary education who is interested in attending an environmental workshop or enrolling in a college credit course in environmental studies. They must be in the TCAS area and the scholarship will not exceed $500.
Submit two references, print the application and mail P.O. Box 895, Park Forest Illinois, 60466. Questions should be directed to Bob: 708-747-2047 or Dory: 708-481-3166.