Programs

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.

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.

7:00 pm
Since recognizing its first communities in 2010 under the auspices of Milwaukee Audubon Society, Bird City Wisconsin has grown to 103 communities that take over 1,200 conservation and education actions every year to make Wisconsin’s[...]
Heller Nature Center
10:00 am
SPECIAL OFF-SITE PROGRAM – MEMBER PRIORITY. 30 PERSON MAXIMUM From stranded sea lions to endangered African penguins threatened by oil spills and marine animals endangered by single-use plastic, the Shedd Aquarium’s Response Team rescues and[...]
Shedd Aquarium
7:00 pm
In 2016, Cook County Forest Preserves sponsored a #BirdthePreserves initiative that unleashed hundreds of birders on more than 20 of the county’s forest preserve sites to see what they could find. Field Museum conservation ecologist[...]
Heller Nature Center
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[...]
Heller Nature Center
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[...]
Heller Nature Center
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[...]
Heller Nature Center
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[...]
Heller Nature Center
May 18 – May 20 all-day
12:00 am
Details at IllinoisAudubon.org as they are available. Read more...
Amboy Marsh
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Members and non-members alike are invited to join us for our annual potluck dinner. This is a great opportunity to socialize, provide feedback on our year of programs and field trips. Also enjoy a sneak[...]
Heller Nature Center