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Wednesday, November 4th, 7PM
Park Forest Library
Glyn and Sylvia Dawson will present a program that will show how the book of Shakespeare's plays was the first field guide to birds! They will explain how he used the behavior of birds (singing, tenacity, boldness etc) to illustrate human actions. Shakespeare mentions about 60 different species by name- most of which the Dawson's will illustrate with UK birds and their US equivalents (eg: wrens, golden eagles etc). The program will be a lot of fun.
The Dawson's regularly lead bird walks at Wooded Island for Thorn Creek Audubon members.
Birds and small animals.
Many thanks to Susan W. for the info.
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SUMMARY OF THE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2013-2014
Now seasonal articles and regional summaries for the 114th Christmas Bird Count are available online through the link below. This approach keeps the CBC free and gives citizen scientists more timely access to summary information.
Still in development you can see the new CBC results map - click on a circle to see summary information for that count and region. Regional summaries will be posted as they become available. Look for enhancements as more data are added.
Query the full CBC database of results online by clicking on "Results, Data, Research" and then "Current & Historical REsults"
Christmas Bird Count set for January 2nd.
Birders of any and all experience levels are asked to sign up to participate in the count at the November 4th meeting at the Park Forest Library or call Al Thomas at 708-957-9847 or Aura Duke at 708-748-6407.
GREAT FIELD TRIPS 2015-16!
Click Here to find the the list of spots we intend to visit Spring. 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.
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 2015-16 application here and return by October 17, 2016. Questions should be directed to Bob: 708-747-2047 or Aura 708-748-6407.
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.