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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
Park Forest Library - 7PM
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Linda Hickey, TCA Programs Chairperson, will present on the wildlife she viewed during her recent tour of the southern Galapagos Islands. Birds, including all three species of Boobies, Frigate Birds, and Waved Albatross. Reptiles (Iguanas) and mammals at each stop along the trip are also included in this "don't miss" program!

PRE-MEETING DINNERS
ALL ARE WELCOME!
We're bringing back an old tradition starting with the September meeting:
CARLO'S
560 W. LINCOLN HWY
CHICAGO HEIGHTS
5:30PM - 6:45PM
(Ask for the Thorn Creek Audubon table and for a separate check: Dinner menu or $8.99 buffet)
Ten minutes away from the Park Forest Library via Orchard Dr. Socialize with fellow nature lovers and then have coffee and dessert at TCAS social table.
SEE YOU THERE!!

RECUITING CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
FEEDER WATCHERS
January 5, 2019 Count Date.
CONTACT:
woodduck_1999@yahoo.com or
pjksw@sbcglobal.net
Your feeder must be within a circle with a 7.5 mile diameter from Governors State University.

THORN CREEK NATURE CENTER AND WOODLANDS
is our partner in conservation education for children as well as adults and presents programs regularly towards that goal.
The TCNC FALL-WINTER Newsletter is now available on their website, tcwoods.org, complete with EVENTS CALENDAR; PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, DATES AND TIMES; and LATEST NEWS.

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!



JASPER-PULASKI SANDHILL CRANES
TCA FIELD TRIP - NOVEMBER 25
CONTACT: mbernat@fastmail.com
FOR DETAILS!

FIELD TRIPS for 2018 - 2019!
Choose your flavor! Something for everyone. Click 2018-2019 LIST

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND!
If You:
*are the friendly sort that might like to greet folks at our meetings
*would like to follow in the footsteps of our former leaders who are legendary land stewards
*have knowledge to share of gardening with native plants
*would like to share birding knowledge with new birders
*are willing to be listed as an Audubon local birding guide for visiting birders
*know a thing or two about social media, graphic design and/or public relations
*have a background in a financial field
*would like to learn how to be a bird monitor
*would like to help at our seed and plant sales
*would like to join TCA's bird count teams
then:
Thorn Creek Audubon Society has plans for you!
Contact: mbernat@fastmail.com

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.

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