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SEED! SEED! SEED! SEED! SEED!
AUDUBON ANNUAL SEED SALE!
STOCK-UP EVENT!!
Order forms and information about our annual Bird Seed Sale is included and downloadable from the September TCA Newsletter located on this website in the Communications section. Timing and prices are set to satisfy the birds Winter and Spring needs. Load up now!!

OCTOBER PROGRAM
Wednesday, October 1st, 7PM
BIRDS OF PERU!
Glyn and Sylvia Dawson lead TCA Field Trips to Wooded Island at the Science and Industry Museum twice a year, and now are presenting their visual findings of the birds inhabiting South America's Peru. Come and see their outstanding slide production and interesting insights into the last refuge of the Incas.
Park Forest Library

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"



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.

MIDEWIN TALLGRASS PRAIRIE - TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!
(formerly Joliet Arsenal - now restored Illinois prairie)
To RSVP for Tours and Programs: Advance registration is required to guarantee a spot. Call 815-423-6370. Brochure on Midewin's website.
TOURS!
MIDEWIN FOR KIDS-ANIMAL HOMES
Saturday July 12; August 16
GHOSTS OF THE AMMUNITION PLANT
Saturday July 19,August 23
MIDEWIN BY AUTO
Saturday July 26, August 16, Sept 13

Bike Tours and Equestrian Tours also are available. Pick a convenient date and call to get the details and make a reservation.

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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