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NEXT GENERAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 - 7PM
Park Forest Library
Speaker Loyce Fandrei

Loyce Fandrei is a retired Biology Teacher. Her subject areas included Biology, Zoology and Forensics. Upon retiring in 2014 Loyce took a part time position at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve in Hammond as an educational programmer/naturalist. There she gets an opportunity to practice a bit of her Biology instead of teaching it. In her free time, Loyce enjoys gardening, and going out birding and dragonflying with her patient husband.
Loyce's program "Name that Bird Tune: Using Mnemonics" will explore the simple statements such as Quick three beers!" "Cheer cheer cheer!" that help us memorize the amazing bird sound around us. She will cover the different sounds birds make and ways you can add their songs to your own identification repertoire.

OCTOBER 3, MEETING
Park Forest Library - 7PM
Speaker Terry Miesle
Terry Miesle is a Flavorist who has lived in the Chicago area for over 20 years. Building on a childhood interest in insects he has been photographing and learning about the flora and fauna in prairies and neighborhoods, focusing on our native bees and other pollinators. He is active in the Native Bee Awareness Initiative and has led "bee walks" at Fermilab where he's a Wildlife Monitor and at the James Woodworth Prairie in Glenview.
Terry's presentation will be about the types, lifecycles and social structures of bee species in the region.

SPECIAL SUMMER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

MARKHAM PRAIRIE FIELD TRIP
Saturday, August 11th; 9AM
Summer Wildflowers in abundance
Native perenials
1 block north of 159th street using the first street west of the MacDonalds just east of Kedzie.

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!



BIRD SEED SALE!!
GREAT PRICES!!
ORDER FORM click here

NEXT GENERAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 - 7PM
Park Forest Library

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
5:30PM - 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 for 2018 - 2019!
Choose your flavor! Something for everyone. Click 2018-2019 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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