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WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALKS, JACKSON PARK

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 29 2018.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00am
Location:
WOODED ISLAND, JACKSON PARK

These walks continue throughout the year, weather permitting. Bring binoculars, field guides, and dress for the weather. Many species are seen. Meet at the east side of Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science & Industry. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK AT CAMP PINE WOODS

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:45am
Location:
W LAKE AVE & N DES PLAINES RIVER ROAD, GLENVIEW

The Walk begins at 7:45 a.m. and lasts for 2 hours. Search for birds, and explore the  site of this new shrubland habitat restoration. Beginning birders welcome; binoculars available. Meet in last section of parking lot, south side of Lake Ave and just east of the river. Walk leader: John Elliott at [email protected]. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate in any of our activities. Everyone is welcome!

Always check  this website for updates (chicagoaudubon.org).

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"CAMPING WITH THE BIRDS" AT DEER GROVE, CAMP REINBERG, PALATINE

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location:
DEER GROVE, CAMP REINBERG, PALATINE

"CAMPING WITH THE BIRDS" -- CONTINUES THIS MORING UNTIL 11:00 A.M. A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON YESTERDAY'S CALENDAR PAGE. THE EVENT BEGAN MAY 11 AT 4:00 P.M.  KEEP AN EYE ON OUR CALENDAR NEXT YEAR FOR A POSSIBLE REPEAT OF THIS WONDERFUL EVENT. 

 

"CAMPING WITH THE BIRDS" at Deer Grove, Camp Reinberg, Palatine

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Location:
DEER GROVE, CAMP REINBERG, PALATINE

"CAMPING WITH THE BIRDS"

MAY 11 AND 12

from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11,

until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12

Join us for "Camping with the Birds" at Deer Grove, Camp Reinberg, Palatine, starting on Friday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. and continuing until Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. For campers 10 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by adults. On Friday, Chicago Audubon will offer owling and a campfire sing-along. On Saturday, there will be early morning bird walks through grasslands and woodlands, including a special walk for new birders. Chicago Audubon will host a free breakfast for its members (so join now!). Bring your own food for dinner and breakfast if you are not a member. Binoculars will be available if needed, and camping gear can be rented. You may skip the planned activities as you please.

~ Non-electric tent sites are $17.50 for up to 6 people/2 tents (special half-off price).

~ Cabins housing up to 10 people are $125.

To reserve your tent site or cabin, contact Chicago Audubon at 773-539-6793 or [email protected]

(RV sites for $50 are also available but cannot be reserved through Chicago Audubon. Sign up for those now at www.fpdcc.com/camping.) 

If you are interested but have not yet registered, there may still be room. For more general information, email: [email protected].

(We still have a few left!)

Sign up soon!  

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CHICAGO AUDUBON CAMP PINE WOODS WORKDAY, GLENVIEW

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Location:
CAMP PINE WOODS, EUCLID/LAKE AVENUE BETWEEN GLENVIEW AND DES PLAINES

9:00 a.m. - Chicago Audubon Camp Pine Woods Workday. Come join the chance to help a prairie and shrubland become an even better habitat for native plants and wildlife. Location: Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter from east bound; no left turn from west bound.  Leader: Ken Schaefer; RSVP to Laurel Ross at [email protected]. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate in any of our activities.

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK AT CAMP PINE WOODS, GLENVIEW

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
Location:
CAMP PINE WOODS, EUCLID/LAKE AVENUE BETWEEN GLENVIEW AND DES PLAINES

The Walk begins at 7:45 a.m. Explore birds in this new shrubland habitat restoration. Beginning birders welcome; binoculars available. Meet in last section of parking lot, south side of Lake Ave and just east of the river. Walk leader:  Judy Pollock at [email protected].

This walk will be followed by a Camp Pine Woods Workday at 9:00 a.m.

Native Plant Sale-Fundraiser Online for Chicago Audubon

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Location:
Sales is Online until April 29; Pick up plants on May 19 in Riverside

BIRDERS, GARDENERS, WILDLIFE ENTHUSIASTS,

and ENVIRONMENTALISTS!

FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHICAGO AUDUBON

 A Great Native Plant Sale Opportunity! 

Native Plants can be pre-ordered from now until April 29

Experience this unique opportunity to purchase common and lesser known native plants for your home garden. Many of these plants from local ecotypes are difficult to find in the retail sector. This plant sale will introduce you to many indigenous species that have evolved and adapted to our local conditions over many centuries, growing naturally without fertilizers, supplemental irrigation and herbicides. Whether your landscape is sunny, shady or in between, there will be plants to choose from. Varieties will include perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. Native plants provide food for pollinators, birds and other wildlife, shelter for wildlife, are ornamental and can thrive in  many different soil conditions. Many of the plants are resistant to deer and other wildlife.

 Please go to this website to review the many native plants that are currently available:

https://naturalcommunities.net/pages/audubon-native-plant-sale-fundraiser 

Native plants can be pre-ordered online until Sunday, April 29 and then picked up on Saturday, May 19 in downtown Riverside, Illinois. Or the plants can be shipped directly to you.

The address for pick up is:  63 East Burlington Street, Riverside, Illinois 60546, which is across the street from Riverside Foods.

Then, on May 19 at 10:00 a.m., join Audubon and special guests Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz to hear about their new book. Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species at 63 East Burlington Street, Riverside.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bradt at 312-203-4085 or email at [email protected]

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CAMP PINE WORK DAY

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Location:
CAMP PINE WOODS, EUCLID/LAKE AVENUE BETWEEN GLENVIEW AND DES PLAINES

CAMP PINE WOODS WORKDAY

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There will be another Camp Pine Woods workday on Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools will be provided.  Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter from east bound, no left turn from west bound (turn around on River Road).  No RSVP required but if you need more information, contact Laurel Ross at [email protected].  

CAMP PINE WOODS BRUSH CUTTING WORK DAY

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Location:
CAMP PINE WOODS, EUCLID/LAKE AVENUE BETWEEN GLENVIEW AND DES PLAINES
~ CAMP PINE WOODS BRUSH CUTTING ~
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
10:00 a.m. TO 1:00 p.m.
 
Seeds have been gathered, cleaned and spread. Now it's time to continue to cut brush. Please join the CAS Camp Pine restoration group for this important restoration project. The focus will be on removing invasive brush, primarily buckthorn. Tools will be provided. Dress for the weather. Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter from east bound, no left turn from west bound (turn around on River Road).
 
No RSVP required, but if you need more information, contact Laurel Ross at [email protected]. Please join us for this next stage in the restoration project. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate in any of our events. Everyone is welcome!
 
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS NEXT STAGE
IN AN IMPORTANT RESTORATION PROJECT!
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BIRD WALK TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, RIVER FOREST

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00am
Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, 738 THATCHER AVE, AT CHICAGO AVE, RIVER FOREST

THE BIRDS THINK IT IS SPRING

As soon as days begin to lengthen, the cardinals, chickadees, and other birds sing to court and to set up territories. See what our resident birds are up to on a walk, feeder watch, or both, depending on the weather. For more information, contact the Trailside Museum at 708-366-6530. For adults and teens.

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