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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.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALKS, JACKSON PARK

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 29 2018.
Saturday, April 21, 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 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, 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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NATURE BOOK CLUB -- TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, RIVER FOREST

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, 734 THATCHER AVE, AT CHICAGO AVE, RIVER FOREST

Join and help to organize a new book discussion group sponsored by Trailside and the Chicago Audubon Society. Suggested for the first session:  Coyote America, by Don Flores. Join us if you are interested and even if you haven't had a chance to read this book. Call Trailside Museum for details at 708-366-6530. For adults and teens.

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WILD SUBURBIA Presentation and Discussion, River Forest

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, 734 THATCHER AVE, AT CHICAGO AVE, RIVER FOREST

WILD SUBURBIA - Presentation and Discussion

Bring your questions and concerns about wildlife in our backyards to this presentation and discussion facilitated by Chicago Audubon's John Elliott. Coyotes seem to be everywhere. Will we soon see bears or wolves? How do animals get into our neighborhoods, and how can we best live with them? Registration required. Please call Trailside Museum at 708-366-6530 to register. Adults only. 

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SKOKIE LAGOONS WORK DAY, WINNETKA

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Location:
SKOKIE LAGOONS, TOWER ROAD PARKING LOT, WINNETKA

SKOKIE LAGOONS WORK DAY

Every Second Saturday, All Year at 10:00 a.m.

These workdays are sponsored by Chicago Audubon. Activities include buckthorn cutting, brush pile burning and other management endeavors. Meet at the Tower Road parking lot, east of the lagoon bridge, in Winnetka. For further information, please call Dave Kosnik at 847-456-6368. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to join any of our events, bird walks, or work days. Everyone is welcome!

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WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK, JACKSON PARK

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 30 2017.
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 8:00am
Location:
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 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 Owl Calling and Urban Bird Count, Trailside Museum, River Forest

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00am
Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, 734 THATCHER AVE, AT CHICAGO AVE, RIVER FOREST

Hear the early morning owls calling as part of the winter Urban Bird Count. Contact John Elliott at [email protected] for information about this early but fascinating event! Meet at the Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave, at Chicago Ave, River Forest. 

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