SPRINGFIELD AUDUBON SOCIETY UPDATE

The Springfield Audubon Society and the Stewards at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary would like to extend our thanks to all of you who supported the Sanctuary Stewardship Appeal by the Illinois Audubon Society.

We are pleased to announce that we have taken delivery on a new UTV (Utility Transport Vehicle).

We have only had it available for one workday and it has already made a dramatic difference in what we can accomplish.

We would also like to thank Paul Biggers for his donation of a new STIHL chainsaw to the Sanctuary. It has already been put to use cutting down a large tree that was a danger to the trails.

In addition, we would like to thank Allen Andrews for his donation of a large water tank which allows us to more efficiently water all the new trees and shrubs.

The Sanctuary Stewardship Appeal is still ongoing so if you have not yet donated please consider making a donation.

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Upcoming Events!

Adams Wildlife Workdays
Thursdays ~ 9am to 11am

Hosted by Friends of the Sangamon Valley
Work gloves and boots recommended, all other equipment provided.
544.2473 ~ Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

SPRINGFIELD AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS:
Cat Population Management:
A Mostly Sympathetic Biological Perspective
Dr. John Boone
Great Basin Bird Observatory, Reno, Nevada

For our December program, Dr. John Boone will speak on feral cat control. Dr. Boone is a wildlife biologist with the Great Basin Bird Observatory and his presentation will detail their approach to feral cat management and the collaborative projects they have underway. He also works with the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, Humane Society of the United States, and several other international, national and regional animal welfare organizations.

Please note the date and time change below:
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
December 13, 2018 ~ 6:00 PM

Annual Meeting ~ Potluck

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, January 20, 2019

1:00 PM Nature Hike on the trails

2:00 PM Meeting

Potluck immediately after meeting

Please bring a covered dish and join us.

Save the Dates!

~ February 21 and March 21 ~

Raptor Focus Series Returns

Prairie State Conservation Coalition (PSCC) is a non-profit organization created to assist conservation land trusts, land owners, and communities in their efforts to protect land and water resources in Illinois. This Hike App was created with the support of PSCC, the Donnelley Foundation, and the Grand Victoria Foundation to further enhance public awareness and foster community interactions with Illinois natural areas and open lands. With this App, land trust organizations in Illinois now have an outlet to provide interactive tours of their project sites. These tours are guided by GPS and conveniently available on your mobile devices. The Hike App leads you through an interpretive hike in a natural area of your choosing. Limited hikes are currently available; more hikes are coming soon. This app features the history of Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as, detailed maps of the property.