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You can now join or renew your IAS/WCAS annual membership online! It's easy and convenient.
 
 
 
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
 
Looking for a birding activity in Illinois? Check out the Illinois Audubon Society's Birding Calendar
 
 
 
 
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
Thursday April 14, 2016
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park
Joliet, Illinois
 
Program: Four Decades of Bird Study at Goose Lake Prairie: What's Changed and What Have We Learned?
Presented by Mr. Jim Herkert - Illinois Department of Natural Resources
 
6:30 to 6:45 pm - Social Time
6:45 pm Business meeting 7:00pm Program
Refreshments will be served. Please bring your coffee mug.
 

Goose Lake Prairie is the largest remnant of prairie left in Illinois. Acquired in 1968 and dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve in 1969, it is also one of the most heavily studied preserves in the state. The breeding birds at Goose Lake Prairie have been studied nearly annually since 1970. The site offers a unique opportunity to assess how bird populations within preserves may change over time and how birds have responded to management at the site over the years.
 
Mr. Herkert directs the office of Resource Conservation and was recently elected as a Fellow
in the American Ornithologists' Union.
 
All Will County Audubon Society meetings are free and open to the public.