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Audubon in the Library: Animal Courtship
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Field Trip: Eagle Watching Along the Mississippi
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EventsAudubon in the Library: Animal Courtship

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Freeport Public Library, 100 E Douglas St, Freeport, IL

Wildlife Wednesday:
"Animal Courtship"

An Audubon member hosts a monthly series called Wildlife Wednesdays at the Freeport
Public Library. During the program, there is first a special story time followed by an activity related to the theme. This free program is appropriate for ages 2-7.

MeetingsNIAS Monthly Meeting: Members Night- Photography

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7 p.m.
St. John United Church of Christ, 1010 Park Blvd., Freeport, IL

This night is for YOU to showcase your photos from 2016. Any member can submit and present their favorite photos for this evening.

There are two options:
  • No more than 5 photos of favorite birds and/or native plants from 2016 or
  • No more than 10 photos from a 2016 vacation

The photos will be compiled into one slideshow for you to present during the program when it is your turn. Please send your name and submissions (with captions) to nwilaudubon@gmail.com by February 1, 2017. If you do not have internet access or e-mail, you are still welcome to bring your photos and can present them at the front table.

Field TripsField Trip: Eagle Watching Along the Mississippi

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lock and Dam #13, Thomson, IL
Leader: Mary Blackmore, 815-938-3204

Join us as we look for wintering Bald Eagles and perhaps some early migrating waterfowl around Lock and Dam #13 near Thomson. Dress in warm layers and bring your binoculars and camera. Carpool from the Staples lot in Freeport at 9 a.m. or meet us at the first parking area on the dike road leading to Lock and Dam #13. We’ll eat lunch in Thomson around noon. Call Mary to confirm your attendance.

MeetingsConservation Conversations

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Amigos, 306 N Galena Ave, Freeport, IL

Conservation Conversations
Please join us for good company, good food and the chance to talk about conservation issues.

Meetings"Talking About the Issues"

Sunday, February 26, 2017
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1712 W Parkview Dr., Freeport, IL
Leader: Dick Luthin, 815-232-8624

Our monthly discussion will be at the home of Dick Luthin, 1712 W Parkview Dr., Freeport (815-232-8624). The first hour topic will be  strategies for human coexistence with the Florida Panther. For a copy of the article contact Mary Blackmore at 815-938-3204. The second hour will be an open discussion of whatever issues are brought forth. Everyone is welcome.