3rd Thursday Program
April 18 – 7 PM

Vern LaGesse
Executive Director, Friends of the Sangamon Valley
30 Years of restoring natural communities in Central Illinois,
while walking in the footsteps of the Captain.

Vern will present the fascinating challenges of restoring prairie, timbers and wetlands across Central Illinois for 30 years for various conservation groups. A longtime devotee of Captain A.H. Bogardus, he has not only collected items and stories related to Bogardus but also has restored many of the endangered or threatened natural areas described by Bogardus’s book, “Field, Cover and Trap Shooting” written in 1878.

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
Open to the Public

Early Bird Special!
~Guided Nature Hike~
Led by Nick Klobuchar
Springfield Audubon Society
The focus will be on early Spring Migrants
April 18 ~ 6 PM
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
Dress for the weather.
Boots are recommended!

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

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary Orientation/Trail Interpretation Gathering
April 11, 2019
Workshop: 9am to noon
Brown Bag Lunch Option: Noon till 1pm
Want to get better acquainted or RE-acquainted with the trails at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS)?  Mary Grundel and Donna Holinga, AWS Volunteer Stewards, will lead an interpretive walk on April 11 (rain date April 18).  They will share their knowledge and experiences on the trails at AWS and offer suggestions on how to enjoy the trails and lead hikes for all ages.
We’ll begin the morning with some breakfast goodies and a short indoor presentation on the trails, facilities and volunteer opportunities at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary.  Optional:  bring a brown bag lunch and extend your experience during an informal discussion on interpretive techniques during lunch.  Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, binoculars recommended (but available).
RSVP please to jfessett@illinoisaudubon.org

Save the Dates!

May 16th ~ Raptor Focus Series


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.