Lake Cook Audubon Chapter
of the Illinois Audubon Society
Your Lake-Cook Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society
We are a gathering of people who enjoy watching and studying birds and wildlife. We welcome people of all ages and skills to join us on our field trips, programs and other events. Most of our monthly programs are bird-oriented, but we also address environmental and natural history topics.
The Illinois Audubon Society is the state's oldest conservation organization that functions as a land trust to protect and enhance Illinois' unique habitats and to educate the public about them. Organized in 1897, Illinois Audubon is not affiliated with the National Audubon Society.
What We Do Besides Watch Birds
Bird watching events in and around Lake County Illinois are the cornerstone of our chapter. Yet many enjoy our sociable and informative monthly programs usually held at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, Illinois. We volunteer to monitor Bartlett Ravine and Openlands Lakeshore Preserve and work in concert with other local environmental organizations. We also have an ongoing project to promote Barn Owl nesting in Lake County.
As an all-volunteer organization we cordially encourage your participation in any one of our organizational activities. And though not required for participation, we invite you to join and add your support to our Lake-Cook Chapter (and receive our newsletter). Please contact any of our Chapter leaders for more information
Sat., Jan 23 10:00 AM
Notebaert Museum Indoor Field Trip
"Saving the Blanding's Turtle Explanation of the "headstarting" project by the museum and partner agencies to help save the species locally. Pre-registration is required by 12/15/15
Tues., Feb. 16, 7PM Just Ducky: Conserving Illinois’ Wetlands
Wetland ecologist Heath Hagy
will explain how scientists from the Forbes Biological Station of the
Illinois Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois survey
populations of waterfowl and other wetland birds, estimate food
resources in wetlands, and factor in changes in wetland characteristics
during the last century to direct wetland conservation and restoration
activities in Illinois.