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EventsEvent: Perseids Campfire at Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve, Forreston, IL (SE corner of West Grove and Freeport Rds)
Coordinator: Mary Blackmore, 815-938-3204

Perseids Campfire at Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve. We hope to catch the peak of this annual meteor shower. Prairie walk at 7:30 p.m.; campfire at 8:00. Because social distancing continues to be crucial to slowing the spread of the virus, our group size will be limited. Call Mary at 815-938-3204 to RSVP. Stroll the trails at 6:30 p.m.; campfire at 7:00. We will provide packets of s’mores and individual roasting sticks. Please bring your own water, if desired, plus a lawnchair and flashlight. Prior to each campfire we’ll take a short socially-distanced stroll to observe blooming plants, birds and insects.

The preserve is located about 3 miles southwest of Forreston in the southeast corner of West Grove and Freeport Rds. The parking lot is off of West Grove Rd.

Field TripsField Trip: Lake Carroll Prairies

Friday, August 14, 2020
10 a.m.
Lake Carroll, IL
Coordinators: Pam & Jim Richards, 815-338-4049

Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, scheduled events maybe cancelled with short notice. Please check this calendar website for updates or contact the event's coordinator prior to the event.

We welcome Audubon members for a visit Friday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. for tours of  two prairies. To see the remnant prairie we will take small groups by truck or ATV about ten minutes to that location. Due to the COVID-19 procedures; we are limiting the attendance to 20 and please bring your masks. The Lake Carroll clubhouse restaurant is currently open for outside eating if you care to partake or enjoy your sack lunch at the picnic tables there. Directions are given here and we will inform security about the tour. Contact Pam or Jim Richards 815-338-4049 for questions and to reserve your spot by August 7.

Other/MiscellaneousNIAS Newsletter Deadline

Friday, August 28, 2020