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Next Field Trips

Join us on our next bird watching field trip. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips may require prior registration or are prioritized for Lake Cook Audubon members. This will be noted in the field trip description.

Jun
27
Thu
Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve – Libertyville @ Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve
Jun 27 @ 7:00 am
Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve – Libertyville @ Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve

NEW! This small natural area connects Independence Grove with Oak Openings. It packs a lot of different habitats into a short 2-2.5 mile walk, including rolling prairie, woods, creek and pond habitats, providing opportunities for a wide range of birdlife.

Directions: Take Route 41 north to Buckley Rd./Route 137. Turn west and drive 5.6 miles to Butterfield Rd. Turn right on Butterfield (NOT left, ignore the arrow on the street sign) and park on Castleton Rd near the trail head. There is a portable toilet on the property or use the restrooms at the McDonalds on Peterson Rd before arriving.

Leader: Wanda Supanich 224-433-1675

 

Aug
14
Wed
Native Seed Nursery Tour @ Lake County Forest Preserve Native Seed Nursery
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am
Native Seed Nursery Tour @ Lake County Forest Preserve Native Seed Nursery | Grayslake | Illinois | United States

Join us for a one-hour tour of the Lake County Forest Preserve Native Seed Nursery, located at Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve in Grayslake. The site includes a greenhouse, seed processing facility and nursery grounds, with a 5-acre mix of woodland, wetland and prairie plants located just outside the greenhouse. Rare and hard-to-collect seeds of different native species are grown there and used to restore native habitat throughout the forest preserves.

Optional 7 am bird walk before the tour plus breakfast nearby afterward.

Limit 25 people with priority to Lake/Cook members. Email renabird3@gmail.com to register.


Next Programs

Our programs are open to the public and free. Most are offered at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park. Some may be presented on Zoom. This will be noted in the program description. Many past-programs can now be viewed on YouTube here.

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Who We Are

We are a gathering of people who enjoy bird 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.