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CHECK HERE FOR MEETING CANCELATIONS !!
If a TCA meeting is to be canceled, a notice will be posted here as early as possible so that you will not have to travel to the meeting location. Calls will be made to persons who usually attend our meetings to alert them to changes and canellations.

INDIAN BOUNDARY PRAIRIES!
Karl Gnaedinger
Wednesday, March 4th, 7PM
Park Forest Library
Located in the bed of ancient Lake Chicago, the Indian Boundary Prairies offer a glimpse of what Chicago looked like 200 years ago. Comprised of five sites totaling 470 acres, these prairies contain some of the last high quality prairie remnants surviving within the Chicago Lake Plain.
WHERE ARE THEY??

WILDLIFE RESCUE/REHAB
Birds and small animals.
www.flintcreekwildlife.org
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!

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.
www.birds.audubon.org/summary-114th christmas-bird-count-2013-2014
Query the full CBC database of results online by clicking on "Results, Data, Research" and then "Current & Historical REsults"



BATS IN THE BELFREY!!
Bats are on the program for April 1st. Live bats will be attending this program night at 7PM in Freedom Hall, Park Forest(just around the corner from the Library).including a North American insect-eating bat, a Leaf-nosed Bat from South America and a Flying Fox Bat from Africa. The program is open to the public and youngsters are encouraged to attend. Bring the family!

GREAT FIELD TRIPS FOR FALL
2014 AND SPRING 2015!
Click Here to find the the list of spots we intend to visit this Fall and next Spring. November highlight is again the Will County Forest Preserve District bus trip to Jasper-Pulaski Preserve to view the Sandhill Crane population. 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.
(April 8th Heron Rookery trip start time will change - please contact trip leader).

TCAS GRANTS!
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.

     TCAS SCHOLARSHIPS!

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.

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