Open House Saturday November 11, 2017

Open house

All afternoon and into the evening
Bring your binoculars – birds are everywhere with the change in weather
Explore the trails, on your own or with Audubon members
Look for all Seven ponds
Discover the beauty of Simmons Creek
Visit with friends, old and new
Hot cider and other treats available
Pot-luck chili supper – Bring your version and we’ll have a Cook-off!!
Campfire and Stargazing

Stewardship Day

Volunteers will gather at 10 AM to work on sanctuary projects, such as maintaining trails and buildings, cleaning nest boxes and other tasks.
Stewardship Day at War Bluff is held on the second Saturday of each month.

What do you need to volunteer? – Just dress for the weather, wear boots, bring work gloves, lunch and a drink, and be ready to have some fun! To volunteer or for more information, call Randall at the sanctuary 618-683-2222.

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Pope County, Spring Bird Count May 6th and 7th

May 6th and 7th – Statewide Spring Bird Count. The Shawnee Chapter does a bird survey of Pope County. Participants are to identify species and count their numbers in assigned areas. Call 618-564-2079 for assignment. It is a 24 hour count but we will welcome anyone willing to survey for at least three hours. We can count either day but not in the same area. Feeder watchers are welcome to participate if they live in Pope County but call first for instructions. Results are sent in to the Illinois Natural History Survey for compilation.