It's Warbler time!
photo by Bill Morris (9/6/14)
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.
Download the application for more information (pdf file.)
Click here for additional resources
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!
Thursday Sep 11, 2014 6:45 PM
Pilcher Park Nature Center
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Program: Fossilized Forest near Danville, IL
Guest Speaker: Scott Elrick, Illinois State Geological Survey
Scott Elrick, from the Illinois State Geological Survey, will describe a 300-million-year-old fossilized forest, found near Danville, Illinois. This ancient forest is the world's largest intact rain forest from the Pennsylvanian Period ever to be discovered. At just under 10 square miles, the forest's sheer size offers an unprecedented view of ancient forest life and diversity.
Discovered in the roof of an underground coal mine, this rare find, opens a tantalizing window into the past. The forest plants and their encapsulation geology reveal much about the ancient environmental conditions during the time of their formation and about the coal they left behind. Scott
will describe the geology surrounding this amazing underground discovery and the geologic and climatic factors that led to the remarkable preservation of this fossil forest.
All Will County Audubon Society meetings are free and open to the public.
See you there!
2014 Fall Gathering & 117th Annual Members Meeting
September 20, 2014
Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield