Welcome to Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society

Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society, serving members across the southernmost region of Illinois. We are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Illinois habitat and its diversity of native birds, animals and plants. We offer bird watching and nature-related field trips, workshops and presentations in southern Illinois.

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Wildlife Of The Falkland Islands Presentation


Wildlife Of The Falkland Islands

Gentle Reminder & Dinner Invite!
Join Shawnee Chapter, Illinois Audubon Society on Monday Feb 8 @ 7  PM for Wildlife of the Falkland Islands with Mike Jeffords & Susan Post.
We’re planning on meeting for dinner with Mike & Susan at 5:15 PM at Pagliai’s Pizza, 509 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901   
It’s about a 4-5 minute walk to the Civic Center. I figure that if folks want, they can park at the Civic Center, then walk to the pizza place & back for the program.
This would be a great program for kids interested in nature, and penguins especially – please share with anyone and everyone. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
See you Monday!
Shawnee Chapter, Illinois Audubon Society
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Fall Open House at War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Open House Nov 14, 2015

War Bluff Fall Open House

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The Insect Awareness & Appreciation Day 2015


Praying Mantis is Appreciated


Having fun – IAAD-2015


Curiosity – up close

“By What circumstances a strong curiosity about nature is sustained in some individuals is not known, but this, whatever the cause is the naturalist’s magnificent blessing. He wants to understand the earth; He keeps asking questions and looking for answers.” From Dr. Richard Graber’s, On The Naturalist Nature Of Man.

This year at Illinois Audubon Society’s, War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, another Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day brought together naturalists, with young people just learning about the natural world, in the hope of sustaining that strong curiosity about nature in them.

As caretaker of the Sanctuary I personally and on behalf of the Society wish to thank all the presenters for their dedication to nurturing this curiosity about nature to our participants. Also a heartfelt thanks to those volunteers from the Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society for their selfless dedication of stewardship to make each event pleasurable, fun, and safe.

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