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Bald Eagle Watch Weekend 2018
Jan 27 & Jan 28
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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
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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 11, 2018
Social time 6:30pm
Business meeting 6:45pm
Program 7:00pm
Who's Who of Owls
Presented by Mark Spreyer
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL 60432

To some people, owls are symbols of wisdom but to others their hoots are harbingers of death and doom. Join award-winning naturalist Mark Spreyer as he reveals the truth about many of our North American owls and other raptors. Owls' amazing hunting adaptations are explained. Artifacts and special feathered guests illustrate just who's who!
Mark did his graduate work in Minnesota on great gray owls and then went on to organize and direct Chicago's peregrine falcon release program.
Under his leadership, Chicago hosted the first nest of peregrines in Illinois in 37 years. In 1989, he returned to Minnesota where he worked with the Minnesota National Wildlife Refuge and other conservation organizations. In 1995, after completing work on a raptor exhibit with the Science Museum of Minnesota, Mark migrated back to Illinois to become Executive Director of the
Stillman Nature Center in Barrington.
During his career, Mark has also worked with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, National Audubon Society, and Chicago Academy of Sciences plus he has taught courses for the College of Lake County and Northeastern Illinois University. Last year, Mark came out with a book of nature essays titled Natural Digressions. It covers everything from wildflowers to owls, with a heaping dose of Mark's humor!
All meetings are free and open to the public.
Download the January 2018 flyer here.

Download the 2017/18 WCAS activity brochure here.