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All events take place at Forest Park Nature Center at the foot of Forest Park Drive in Peoria Heights unless otherwise noted.


The public is welcome to attend these free meetings!

Even turkeys come to Peoria Audubon meetings

 

 

 

 

2020 Calendar of Events

Keep watching, as events will be added throughout the year

COVID-19 Notice

At the present time, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, all previously scheduled Peoria Audubon Society membership meetings - that would normally be held at Forest Park Nature Center - are hereby cancelled or postponed until further notice out of concern for the health and safety of our members and the community.

Instead, we will be offering programs virtually via Zoom. A Zoom link will be provided to our email subscribers prior to the event. All programs are open to the public and free.

Although field trips are on hold, birding walks and informal birding events are being planned where physical distancing and safety can effectively be practiced.  We encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors while remaining safe. 

 

 

September 2020
Wed. Sept. 9  7:00 p.m. Steve Zehner: Becoming a Citizen Scientist with eBird and iNaturalist

Steve Zehner, a local eBird and iNaturalist user, will hosted a Zoom virtual meeting with us on becoming citizen scientists with eBird and iNaturalist. He discussed using eBird to plan a trip to local hotspots, record and share bird observations, attach pictures, create lists by location, and set up alerts for birds of interest.

Click Here to view recording of Steve's presentation.

October 2020
Sat. Oct. 3  10:00 a.m. Work Day at Oak Bluff Nature Preserve

Request for volunteers to come to the Oak Bluff Nature Preserve 4-miles southwest of Henry, IL to assist with removing invasive species.  The local ICC SAFE student group will also be helping out.  (Google Map)

Bring water and work gloves.  Loppers and/or saws should be available.  Working with a dedicated group should be fun, and we'll remain socially distant.  It's a great place that needs some TLC to let nature show through.  After a few hours, we'll sit back and enjoy nature! 

Tues. Oct. 20   7:00 p.m. Mike Miller: Habitat Grant Projects in Peoria

Mike Miller, Supervisor of Environmental of Interpretive Services at Peoria Park District, will host a virtual Zoom meeting on habitat grant projects in Peoria.  The District has received IDNR funding to complete several habitat projects in the Peoria area.  In particular Mike will highlight projects in Donovan Park, Detweiller Riverside, and Robinson Parks. 

These projects are designed to improve habitat for the Federally Endangered Rusty Patch Bumble Bee, Federally Threatened Decurrent False Aster, and the Monarch Butterfly. 

Send email request to peoriaaudubon@gmail.com for more information and a link to attend/watch the free virtual meeting.

Sat. Oct. 31   10:00 a.m. Work Day at Oak Bluff Nature Preserve

Request for volunteers to come to the Oak Bluff Nature Preserve 4-miles southwest of Henry, IL to assist with removing invasive species, hauling and burning.  (Google Map)

Bring water and work gloves.  Loppers and/or saws should be available.  Working with a dedicated group should be fun, and we'll remain socially distant.  It's a great place that needs some TLC to let nature show through. After a few hours, we'll sit back and enjoy nature!

 

December 2020
Sat. Dec. 19 Date Tentative Christmas Bird Count - Peoria

The 120th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Contact Mike Miller (309) 681-2858 to participate

Sat. Dec. 26

Date Tentative
Christmas Bird Count - Chautauqua

The 120th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Contact Sig Bjorklund (618) 363-1083 to participate

 

 

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