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 The Bird's Eye View

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October 2014



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Tracy Fox:

Rocky Glen - A New Park for Peoria


Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Forest Park Nature Center



Tracy Fox, board member for the Friends of Rocky Glen will give a presentation on this beautiful natural area right here in Central Illinois.


Rocky Glen is located along the bluffs of the Kickapoo Creek. It is a 70 foot deep sandstone box-canyon that has a unique assemblage of plants and animals. Itís geology dates back millions of years and itís cultural history involves an interesting mix from coal mining to current efforts of environmental preservation.


Friends of Rocky Glen is dedicated to making this site accessible to the public by promoting the funding of parking and trail access.


Learn how this local group is working to make Rocky Glen an ecotourism destination.




Doug Blogett:

Saving the Prairie Chicken


Wed., Dec. 10, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Forest Park Nature Center



Bob Gillespie, Natural Resources Coordinator at Prairie Ridge State Natural Area will give a presentation on the latest efforts to save the Greater Prairie Chicken. Once commonly found in over 92 of Illinois 102 counties, the Greater Prairie Chickenís numbers now teeter on the verge of extirpation in the prairie state.

Greater Prairie Chicken


Bob coordinated an effort to augment our Illinois population with birds from Kansas. Learn the science behind bringing back a species from the brink of extinction and how Illinois is restoring habitat to bring the booming grounds back to the prairie state.


Peoria Audubon Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at Forest Park Nature Center.  Everyone is welcome.  And, the meetings are FREE!


Public is Always Welcome

Meetings are free and open to the public


Monthly meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at 

Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.



Keep watching the Calendar of Events  for details on Peoria Audubon and other local activities.  The public are always welcome!  We would like to see you there!

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