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HAVE A GREAT BIRDING SUMMER!
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 2018

MEMBER'S OF THE PUBLIC
YOU ARE INVITED!!
Thorn Creek Audubon Society hosts guest speakers on the first Wednesday of every month September through May at 7PM at the Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. which is west of Western Ave. in Park Forest. From Lincoln Highway, turn south onto Orchard Drive to Lakewood; from Sauk Trail, turn north onto Lakewood Blvd.
SEE YOU THERE!!

SPECIAL SUMMER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

BIRD BANDING
THURS. JULY 19 - 9AM-12PM
SAGAWAU ENVIRONMENTAL
LEARNING CENTER
in the SAG Valley of the Palos forest preserves of Cook County. Children love the program. Just drop in. (630)257-2045.

DR. CARL STRANG
THURS. JULY 26 - 7PM-9PM
SAGAWAU ENVIRONMENTAL
LEARNING CENTER
Author of "Singing Insects of the Chicago Region: A Guide to Crickets, Katydids, Grasshoppers and Cicadas". Dr. Strang will lead participants on a guided soundwalk through Sagawau's habitats after his indoor presentation. Call (630)257-2045 to register for this free educational offering in the Sag Valley of Palos forest preserves of Cook County.

DIXON REFUGE BIOBLITZ
FRI-SAT - AUGUST 3-4
Join experts as they survey this 3000 acre site for as many species as possible among dozens of different oganism groups - from fungi to birds, mammals to ants, and reptiles to plants! Experience not required. Ages 10 and up. Learn more on The Wetland Initiative's website. TWI's Vera Miller leads one of our CBC teams amd TWI's Gary Sullivan spoke at our March meeting about TWI's efforts to restore hemi-marsh conditions to the Calumet Wetlands.

MONARCH LAB
SAT. AUGUST 4 - 1PM
SAGAWAU ENVIRONMENTAL
LEARNING CENTER
Kay MacNeil taught us how to raise Monarch butterflies from egg to adult at a TCA meeting. Now see how Sagawau Environmental Learning Center does it and tags them for identification. Just drop in. 630-257-2045 for more info.

HUMMINGBIRD BANDING!
AUGUST 18 - 1PM
GOODENOW GROVE
BEECHER, ILLINOIS
TCA sponsors Hummingbird bander Vernon Kleen at Plum Creek Nature Center's Hummingbird event at Goodenow Grove (708)-946-2216. Goodenow Grove in Will County and Plum Creek Forest Preserve in far SE Cook County are both in the Plum Creek watershed and are connected by the stream.

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 Spring-Summer Newsletter is now available complete with EVENTS CALENDAR; PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, DATES AND TIMES; and LATEST NEWS.

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!



HAVE A GREAT BIRDING SUMMER!
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 2018

PRE-MEETING DINNERS
ALL ARE WELCOME!
We're bringing back an old tradition starting with the September meeting:
CARLO'S
560 W. LINCOLN HWY
CHICAGO HEIGHTS
5:00PM - 6:45PM
(Ask for the Thorn Creek Audubon table and for a separate check: Dinner menu or $8.99 buffet)
Ten minutes away from the Park Forest Library via Orchard Dr. Socialize with fellow nature lovers and then have coffee and dessert at TCAS social table.
SEE YOU THERE!!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND!
If You:
*are the friendly sort that might like to greet folks at our meetings
*would like to follow in the footsteps of our former leaders who are legendary land stewards
*have knowledge to share of gardening with native plants
*would like to share birding knowledge with new birders
*are willing to be listed as an Audubon local birding guide for visiting birders
*know a thing or two about social media, graphic design and/or public relations
*have a background in a financial field
*would like to learn how to be a bird monitor
*would like to help at our seed and plant sales
*would like to join TCA's bird count teams
then:
Thorn Creek Audubon Society has plans for you!
Contact: mbernat@fastmail.com

FIELD TRIPS IN FULL SWING!
Choose your flavor! Something for everyone. Click 2017-2018 LIST

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.

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