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January Program: Puffins, Peregrines and Ptarmigan: A High Artic Summer
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Meeting: NIAS Board MeetingMeeting: NIAS Conservation Committee
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MeetingsMeeting: "Talking About the Issues"

Saturday, January 4, 2020
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1809 Parkview Circle, Freeport, IL
Coordinators: Fred and Carol Redmore, 815-721-3375

“Talking About the Issues” monthly discussion session, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the home of Fred and Carol Redmore, 1809 Parkview Circle, Freeport, 815-721-3375. For a copy of the first hour topic article contact the Redmores or pick one up at the December monthly meeting. The second hour will be a discussion of whatever issues are brought forth by participants.
All are welcome to attend!

Note: January 4 is a Saturday

MeetingsJanuary Program: Puffins, Peregrines and Ptarmigan: A High Artic Summer

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
7 p.m.
St. John United Church of Christ, 1010 Park Blvd., Freeport, IL
Presenter: Hannah Badgett

In the summer of 2019, Hannah Badgett traveled to Northwest Greenland to be a research assistant with the High Arctic Institute. While in Greenland, she had the opportunity to band several species of birds: Gyrfalcons, Atlantic Puffins, Thick-billed Murres, and more! She will be sharing stories from her experience as a field assistant as well as showing her landscape and wildlife photography. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Education from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

MeetingsMeeting: NIAS Conservation Committee

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6 p.m.
St. John United Church of Christ, 1010 Park Blvd., Freeport, IL

MeetingsMeeting: NIAS Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7 p.m.
St. John United Church of Christ, 1010 Park Blvd., Freeport, IL

Field TripsField Trip: Open Land Birding

Saturday, January 18, 2020
9 a.m. – noon
Carpool from Harbor Freight, 1722 S West Ave, Freeport, IL
Coordinator: Mary Blackmore, 815-938-3204

Once again we will travel local country roads in search of those open land species from the north that frequent our area primarily during the winter. This year you again have two opportunities for fun - come to either or both!

Typically we’ll see several species - notably Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur and Horned Lark - on roadsides, often in abundance especially if there is adequate snow cover.

We will carpool and cruise country roads in local areas that were historically prairie. Viewing will be done predominantly from vehicles, using cars as blinds. Optional lunch after in Freeport.

Confirm your attendance by calling Mary.

Field TripsField Trip: Open Land Birding

Thursday, January 30, 2020
9 a.m. – noon
Carpool from Harbor Freight, 1722 S West Ave, Freeport, IL
Coordinator: Mary Blackmore, 815-938-3204

Once again we will travel local country roads in search of those open land species from the north that frequent our area primarily during the winter. This year you again have two opportunities for fun - come to either or both!

Typically we’ll see several species - notably Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur and Horned Lark - on roadsides, often in abundance especially if there is adequate snow cover.

We will carpool and cruise country roads in local areas that were historically prairie. Viewing will be done predominantly from vehicles, using cars as blinds. Optional lunch after in Freeport.

Confirm your attendance by calling Mary.