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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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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 Jan 8, 2015

Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

Joliet, Illinois

Program: Winter Birding and Sparrow Identification by Vern Kleen



6:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Social Time

6:45 pm to 7:00 pm - Business Meeting

7:00 pm Program. Refreshments will be served.

Please bring your coffee mug and avoid using disposable cups.


We will first be sent on a photographic journey throughout Will County on a typical winter day, as if we were doing a Christmas Bird Count. We will be taken on a virtual visit of many habitats, identifying the birds in those habitats throughout that day. The journey will begin before dawn and end at dusk.



Next: Sparrow Identification. Various sparrows will be observed during this virtual winter day. Identification of Illinois' other sparrows will conclude the program. All this will be brought to us by Mr. Vern Kleen of Springfield Illinois. Vern is a retired ornithologist,

master bird bander and author. Please join us as Vern shares some of the knowledge he has accumulated since age 7.











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