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YES!YES!YES! IT'S SPRING!!
NATIVE PLANT SALE!
TCA annual native plant sale listing for Spring delivery is now available. Click here for the Order Form.
Native plants will also be for sale at the Izaak Walton location on the morning of the pick-up date, May 18, 2019. Come over and check us out.

MARCH 6TH MEETING
"A Little Bird Told Me!"
with: Denis Kania
Denis has been teaching ecology and bird related classes at Morton Arboretum for over 20 years. With what free time he has, Denis organizes birding trips to all the friendly corners of the world.
Having recently traveled to Ecuador as well as Ghana and Panama, his interest in worldwide conservation efforts has grown. From observing conservation efforts in developing countries, it is easier to see how we all can make better decisions at home that not only affect our own local environment but also places around the world.
Join Denis as he explains how his travels have shaped his perspective on ecological conservation both near and far.

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-WINTER Newsletter is now available on their website, tcwoods.org, 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!

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.



GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, April 10th, 7PM
(NOT April 3rd)
FREEDOM HALL, PARK FOREST

SAVING OUR AVIAN RESOURCES(S.O.A.R.)

SOAR was established in 1999 and is dedicated to saving our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education and research. SOAR maintains all necessary U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permits to provide their rehab and education programs.
(RAPTORS WILL BE ON DISPLAY!!)

SOAR GOALS ARE:
Provide educational programs featuring their non-releaseable birds of prey.
Establish a regional raptor rehabilitation facility to serve western Iowa.
Use personal connections with wild animals to bring attention to important natural resource conservation projects and issues.
Conserve habitat, conduct needed research, and provide educational opportunities.
(RAPTORS WILL BE ON DISPLAY!!)
COME AND JOIN US
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

FIELD TRIPS for 2018 - 2019!
Choose your flavor! Something for everyone. Click 2018-2019 LIST

Thorn Creek Audubon Society
GRANTS APPLICATION
2019

WOODCOCK WALK
AT PLUM CREEK NATURE CENTER
Date: Saturday, 03/16/2019
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Age: Ages 7 or older
Contact Phone: 708.946.2216
Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety and cover of the forest to attract a mate. Spend the first part of the evening discovering just how amazing this bird is, then hike to watch the courtship flight of the male.

Also:
WOODCOCK WALK
AT HICKORY CREEK PRESERVE
Date: Friday, 03/22/2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Age: Ages 7 or older
Contact Phone: 708.946.2216
Location: Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road

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

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