Eastern Towhee

photo by Bill Morris


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You can now join or renew your IAS/WCAS annual membership online! It's easy and convenient.


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Do you enjoy attracting wildlife to your backyard?   Do you maintain the four elements of habitat or would like to improve your backyard habitat?   Your backyard can become a Certified Illinois Audubon Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary.   Qualify and receive a certificate and a sign for posting in your yard.


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Please call the IAS office for questions regarding Certification or Re-Certification at 217.544.2473


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Are you interested in learning more about birds and birding in and around Will County? Would you like to meet others that enjoy birding? Join us at one of our upcoming activities and find out what the Will County Audubon Society is all about. We hope to see you there!

NEXT MEETING: Sep 2014




WCAS Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 7, 2014 Pilcher Park, 225 N. Gougar Rd &  Rte 30.


We will gather at 8:00AM, at first pavilion as you enter from Gougar Rd, eat about 8:15, and hike to follow, ending about noon.


Please bring a dish to pass and your own drink & silverware.

Summer Brown Bag Hikes

WCAS takes a break from meetings in the summer but not from birding! Join us for a summer brown bag hike:


Thursday, June 12, 2014 Summer Brown Bag Hike (SBBH), Lake Chaminwood Preserve, near Channahon, IL. Chaminwood is located on Shepley Road, just west of the intersection of I-55 & Rte. 6 (north on west frontage Rd to Shepley) in Minooka, IL. We will get together a 6:30 PM to eat (bring your food & drink) and hike about 1 hour, ending about 8:00 PM.


Thursday, July 10, 2014 Summer Brown Bag Hike (SBBH), Van Horn Woods Dog Park Access, Plainfield, IL. This has been a very nice area for our bird counts. Located west frontage Rd of I- 55 & Caton Farm Rd, north mile. We will get together a 6:30 PM to eat (bring your food & drink) and

hike about 1 hour, ending about 8:00PM.





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