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BIRD AND BURN!!
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A great early spring event at TCA's newest birding site. See the grassland panarama. Check out some early migrants. Then warm up by burning piles of invasives. A wonderful morning of birding comraderie. Be a partner in keeping the grasslands grass.
PLUM CREEK PLAY MEADOW
Burnham Ave and 223rd St
(Just south of Sauk Trail)
9:00AM - All Ages
DIRECTIONS: BURNING EVENT
Meet at Murphy Ave and 224th St. (parking available across the street from the park
and follow volunteer signs to work site (location pin of work site: https://goo.gl/maps/h4fvPu6cMhm)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qpKKCJ5UWot
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 Newsletter is now available complete with EVENTS CALENDAR; PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, DATES AND TIMES; and LATEST NEWS.
Spring Bluebird Surveys
Goodenow Grove, Beecher
April thru August Weekly Surveys of Nesting Boxes. If you wish to volunteer, call Al at 708-522-5277 - leave a message.
GREAT FIELD TRIPS 2017-18!
Click 2017-2018 LIST
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!
TCA SPRING PLANT SALE
Click Order Form
Judy and Possibility Place Nursery have outdone themselves again this year. Our Spring Plant offering is a perfect fit for your yard and edging needs. Native flora, in an assortment of colors, and handsome shrubs and trees are in the list - Judy has the answers to all your planting questions. Attractive prices compliment these healthy and hardy plants - order by March 15th for a May 19th pickup please.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Park Forest Library 7PM
Lee Witkowski chronicles the life and accomplishments of John James Audubon; artist, biologist, birder, author of "Birds of North America" and where Audubon Society got its name.
Wednesday, March 7th, 7PM
Park Forest Library
in the Calumet Region
Gary Sullivan, Ph.D.
THE WETLANDS INITIATIVE
The Calumet Region southeast of Chicago was once one of the richest wetland systems of the midwest. Decades of intense industrial development has left its few remaining wetlands degraded and fragmented. One of the indicators of this loss is the many bird species that once depended upon the wetland habitat have seriously declined or been extirpated from the region. The Wetlands Initiative(TWI)has completed a site-by-site assessment and conservation action planning effort for twenty remnant Calumet wetlands that are already being used to inform restoration and site management strategies. Gary will discuss the findings of this assessment as well as the ground steps TWI is taking to restore valuable hemi-marsh wetland birds in the Calumet region, beginning with Indian Ridge Marsh.
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.