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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.
 
 
Click here for more information
 
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 September 14, 2017
Social time 6:30pm
Business meeting 6:45pm
Program 7:00pm
 
WILL COUNTY AUDUBON HOSTS
MILKWEED AND MONARCHS
THE ESSENTIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANT AND BUTTERFLY 
Presented by Cathy D. DuBois, RN. 
 
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
 


The estimated population of Monarch butterflies has been in steady decline for the past 20 years. In this program, you will learn the various native milkweed plants in our area and how you can incorporate these and other native plants into your home landscape to improve vital Monarch habitat. Cathy will also describe, in pictures and words, the lifecycle of Monarchs as well as their incredible annual migration from the US and Canada to Mexico and back.
 
 
 
Cathy D. DuBois, RN.
Cathy retired from a long career as a labor and delivery nurse in the Joliet area. She now enjoys her grandchildren, birding and travel. For the past 3 years, she and her husband have been increasingly involved in the propagation of Monarch butterflies.
Who better than a seasoned labor and delivery nurse to nurture these creatures during their miraculous month-long transformation from tiny egg to magnificent butterfly?
 
Download the September 2017 flyer here.
 
Please join us for our first meeting of the 2017/2018 season. All meetings are free and open to the public.