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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 November 9, 2017
Social time 6:30pm
Business meeting 6:45pm
Program 7:00pm
A Little Bird Told Me 
Presented by Denis Kania
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL 60432

Denis Kania spent over twenty years in the software development field. It took him that long to figure out what he really wanted to do when he grew up. He is currently the Natural Areas Manager for the St. Charles Park District and has been at it for sixteen years and ecological restoration is a big part of his life. It seems like an unusual transition but it was made easy by his keen interest in birds.
Along the way, he picked up an interest in education and has been teaching ecology and bird related classes at the Morton Arboretum for 20 years. With the time that is left Denis organizes birding trips to all the friendly corners of the world. His travels have taught him much about people, the world we live in and the perils of the future. Having already traveled this year to Uganda to see what is left of the Mountain Gorillas his next adventure later this year will be leading a group to Colombia hoping to not meet up with any “guerrillas”.
It all started innocently enough with the idea of identifying the little birds found around the neighborhood. Over time, these birds changed Denis Kania’s life in ways that he never would have imagined.
He now looks differently at people, the world and our future. Join Denis as he explains how his world travels have shaped his perspective on ecological conservation both near and far away. The ultimate message is; how we can make better decisions at home that not only affect our own local environment but also places half way around the world that we will never see.
All meetings are free and open to the public.
Download the November 2017 flyer here.

Download the 2017/18 WCAS activity brochure here.