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WEDNESDAY, January 7th, 7PM
PARK FOREST LIBRARY
SEABIRDS OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Vernon Kleen, avian ecologist recently retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, assembled these photos while working in the South Pacific as a research biologist. Vernon is also known to TCA followers for his banding of Hummingbirds at our annual festival for that activity.
Birds and small animals.
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.
Query the full CBC database of results online by clicking on "Results, Data, Research" and then "Current & Historical REsults"
BARTEL/RINER RECOGNIZED AGAIN!!
On Thursday December 11th, Cook County Forest Preserve District and the Bartel Grasslands,and steward, Dick Riner, will be awarded one of three Chicago Wilderness Conservation and Native Landscaping Awards given on behalf of Chicago Wilderness and the US Environmental Protection Agency for accomplishments in the conservation community for leadership in restoring biodiversity. Congratulations to Dick, long-time TCA member and past president, for this outstanding award.
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).
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.
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.