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Peoria Audubon Meetings

 

Rosemary Mosco:

 Science Writer, Naturalist & Cartoonist

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m.

Streamed Live Virtually

 

  Send email request to peoriaaudubon@gmail.com for link

  This meeting will be live via Zoom only.  It will not be recorded.

 

 

Please join us for an enjoyable evening via live Zoom with science communicator and comic artist Rosemary Mosco. Rosemary makes books and cartoons that connect people with the natural world in a humorous and accurate fashion.

 

Her Bird and Moon nature comics won the National Cartoonists Society’s award for Best Online Short Form Comic, were the subject of an award-winning museum exhibit, and are collected in a book that’s a 2019 American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens.

 

Rosemary makes best-selling science books for kids and adults, gives engaging keynotes at birding festivals, and writes for the PBS kids’ show Elinor Wonders Why.

 

We'll learn about her work and what inspires Rosemary to put pen to paper. Expect a joyous discussion of her work with an opportunity to ask questions.

 

Recently Published: Expedition Backyard -

 Exploring Nature from Country to City (A Graphic Novel for Children)

 

Bird and Moon comics are made by author and naturalist Rosemary Mosco

 

Example of Rosemary Mosco's Bird and Moon Cartoons

 

To learn more about Rosemary Mosco please check out these links:

This ZOOM meeting will NOT be recorded, so please join us live on February 8.

 

Send email Request to peoriaaudubon@gmail.com to attend the virtual meeting.

 

Peoria Audubon meetings always feature timely topics and everyone is welcome.  And, the meetings are always FREE! 

 

Keep watching our Calendar of Events for the latest updated information on meetings, field trips and special events. 

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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.

Peoria Audubon Society   

Local Natural Areas Open to Public for Birding

The Peoria Audubon Society is inviting members and visitors on to its conservation properties. The Oak Bluff Savanna Nature Preserve and the Brimfield Railroad Prairie Nature Preserve are now birding hotspots open for public birding.

 

The Oak Bluff Savanna Nature Preserve is a 22-acre high quality oak woodlands, savanna and hill prairie in Marshall County. It is located about 4 miles southwest of Henry, Illinois; 2 miles west of Route 29 on County Road 1150N. Dozens of warbler species may be found in the preserve during spring and fall migration. Resident birds such as Eastern Bluebird, Indigo Bunting and Baltimore Orioles can be found nesting on the site. Bird Surveys have shown over 150 species of birds utilize this natural area.

 

Oak Bluff Savanna Nature Preserve

 

The Brimfield Railroad Prairie Nature Preserve is a 6-acre restored native prairie in Peoria County. It is a ˝ mile long strip near Brimfield that was once railroad right of way, located at 18320 W Forney Road, Brimfield. The Jubilee Prairie Dawgs, a volunteer group dedicated to native prairie restoration, have partnered with Peoria Audubon Society to help maintain this prairie. It contains over 100 native prairie plant species, which are a critical part of the food web for many species of birds, butterflies and bees.

 

Black Swallowtail on Thistle at Brimfield RR Prairie Nature Preserve

 

Both of these high quality habitats are listed as protected lands by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission to assist with the protection of high quality natural areas and habitats of endangered and threatened species.  Peoria Audubon Society is committed to long term conservation of these areas and is excited to share them with the public.

 

Peoria Audubon Society encourages visitors to record their bird sightings on these properties at eBird.org. Both nature preserves are listed as public birding hotspots. The nature preserves are open for hiking, viewing and enjoying the natural areas. No camping, no fires, no hunting or fishing, no collecting, and no restroom facilities are available.

Visitors are asked to follow “Leave no Trace” principles when visiting Peoria Audubon properties, or any natural area.

 

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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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