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IAS hosts spring gathering

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:24 p.m. CDT

CHANNAHON – Members of the public are invited to participate in the Illinois Audubon Society’s (IAS) Spring Gathering. The event, which is sponsored by the Will County Audubon Society and the Forest Preserve District of Will County, will be held today, Saturday and Sunday.Indoor events will be at the Forest Preserve District’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon. Two evening presentations on Friday and Saturday are free and do not require registration. IAS Executive Director Tom Clay will speak briefly at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by a presentation on “Birding Cuba.”  Dr. Joel Brown of the University of Illinois at Chicago will present a program at 7 p.m. on Saturday: “Corvids versus Sciuruds: Are crows, jays and squirrels nuts about the same niches?”Field trips on Saturday and Sunday will take participants to local birding hotspots.For information, call 815-725-2934 or visit www.illinoisaudubon.org.

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