Special Speaker in September!
Bird Conservation in the Great Lakes Region: Successes, Challenges, and Learning from the Passenger Pigeon
Josh Engel, Field Museum
Friday, Sept 26,
Urbana Civic Center
How can we learn from the past to stave off future extinctions, in a world where the obstacles can seem insurmountable? Josh Engel, from Chicago’s Field Museum, will give a presentation about passenger pigeons, extinction, and the human relationship with nature from a global perspective. He relates his own experiences in various places where he has seen both the destruction wrought by humans on natural systems as well as the attempts to save what remains. Mr. Engel will bring his global experience to the discussion to look at what has worked—and what hasn't—to protect biodiversity around the world.
Brought to you by CCAS and Grand Prairie Friends
Annual members' slide show and potluck
Thursday, September 4, 6:30pm
Izaak Walton cabin, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Please join us for the first monthly meeting of the fall. Bring a friend and up to 10 images of natural encounters and/or special places you visited this past summer. Please bring your own table service, a beverage, and a dish to share. Hope to see you there!
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Audubon en Español
The National Audubon Society has launched a new section of their website, Audubon en Español, which will be the digital face of Audubon in the Spanish-speaking community. Audubon en Español, which you can access at http://espanol.audubon.org/ will be a new voice for birds – and will help make Audubon accessible to a diverse new audience.