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CHECK HERE FOR MEETING CANCELLATIONS !!
If a TCA meeting is to be canceled, a notice will be posted here as early as possible so that you will not have to travel to the meeting location. Calls will be made to persons who usually attend our meetings to alert them to changes and cancellations.
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"
HUMMINGBIRD BANDING !!
Plum Creek Nature Center
Saturday, August 15, 3Pm
Watch up close as Hummingbirds are banded by a bird banding expert for later identification and scientific study. Sign up to be associated with your own Hummingbird and have information sent to you about its travels. Plum Creek Nature Center is at the end of Dutton Road in Beecher: It is part of the Goodenow Grove Preserve of Will County Forest Preserve District. All ages welcome!
GREAT FIELD TRIPS 2015-16!
Click Here to find the the list of spots we intend to visit Spring. 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.
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 2015-16 application here and return by October 17, 2016. Questions should be directed to Bob: 708-747-2047 or Aura 708-748-6407.
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.