Programs are held at Heller Nature Center at 2821 Ridge Road in Highland Park, Illinois 60035 (directions) unless otherwise noted. Unless noted, all programs are open and free to the public. Membership is not required to attend these programs. Donations to support our coffee & snacks are welcome but not required. Good deal, huh? If you like our programming, here are ways to support our organization.
Following is a listing of our 2017 – 2018 programs. To receive notice of upcoming programs and field trips, please sign up to receive our email newsletter (click link). You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook page.
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
For the past 35 years, Ders Anderson has been restoring a 2½-acre property in McHenry County that was once home to a dairy farm. Over the years, the Openlands Greenways Director and Land Conservancy of[...]
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Shrinking habitat is causing population declines among many grassland bird species in North America, but some are doing well in Illinois despite the odds. Grassland bird authority and Illinois Audubon Society Executive Director Jim Herkert[...]
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Join Red Hill Birding’s Josh Engel and five local birders, including Lake/Cook’s Rena and Sonny Cohen, as they revisit their 2016 trip to Namibia and Botswana – complete with 5-ft-tall bustards, hundreds of mammals at[...]
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Over two decades of studying and banding 15,000+ Prothonotary Warblers, Illinois Natural History Survey’s Jeff Hoover and his team have made some remarkable discoveries. He will share some of their findings – from surprising behaviors[...]
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