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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.
May 14th trip to Wooded Island is canceled due to construction at that location. Open times are randomly set so check beforehand if you plan to go anyway.
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.
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!
FRIENDS OF THORN CREEK WOODS!!
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Center and their Naturalists are joining with Thorn Creek Audubon to enhance the nature experience for local children and adults. Group Programs for schools, youth groups, scouts, seniors, homeschoolers, and other groups are offered both at the preserve and off-site. Call or email for information: 708-747-6320 ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Audubon's meeting programs, listed on this page, Thorn Creek Woods Center is offering monthly nature activities for YOUNG PEOPLE ages 9 to 12. The Junior Ecologists Club(JEC) of Thorn Creek explores the woods, tracks seasonal changes and discover woodland plants and animals! JEC meets one Saturday each month from Noon to 3PM at Thorn Creek Nature Center. Registration is required by the Thursday before each meeting - the program is FREE.
NATURE CENTER SPRING CALENDAR
(Registration required for most Events)
March 18> 7PM WOODS MUSIC NIGHT
March 22> 7PM - 9PM PIE IN THE SKY NIGHT HIKE
April 9> 9AM - 4PM TRAIL WORK DAY
April 10> 1PM - 3PM MARCH INTO SPRING HIKE
April 23> Noon - 4PM EARTH DAY (FROGS, TOADS, SALAMANDERS)
MAY 1 > 1PM - 4PM HIDDEN PONDS
May 14 > 1PM - 4PM SPRING WILDFLOWERS HIKE
May 20 > 6:30PM - 8:30PM FLOWER MOON HIKE
June 5 > 1PM - 3PM HISTORIC FARM WALK
June 10 > 7PM - 9PM THORN CREEK CHAMBER PLAYERS
June 12 > 1PM - 4PM STORIES OF THE NATURE CENTER (speaker: Richard Stuenkel)
July 30 > 7:30PM - 9:30PM FIREFLIES NIGHT HIKE
August 8> 9AM - 1PM SENIORS NATURE CAMP (50 AND OLDER)
August 18> 7:30PM 9:30PM SOUNDS OF INSECTS NIGHT HIKE
August 28> 1PM - 3PM TREES BIG AND SMALL - THE LORAX (12 YEARS AND YOUNGER)