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Tuesday, May 11 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 23 2021
  • Sunday, May 23 2021 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Birds and Botany: LaBagh Woods
    Irene C. Hernandez Family Picnic Grove, 4498 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA

    RSVP REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

    Join Chicago Ornithological Society and Illinois Native Plant Society, Northeast Chapter for a hike through one of the few county forest preserves entirely in city limits. Experts from both organizations will be on hand to highlight birds and plants that make this site such a popular destination for birders and botanists alike! This preserve can be muddy, so you may want to wear old boots, or preferably rubber knee-highs.

    No prior experience with either taxa required! Beginners are welcome and we will have extra binoculars available. Public bathrooms are not available currently; plan accordingly.

    Due to COVID safety restrictions, we are limiting this walk to 5 people per leader... YOU MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE! THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON SIGN UP! Since we will have such small groups, we ask that you contact Edward or Ingrid at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend. 

    RSVP here.

    If you have any questions contact:
    Edward Warden; edwarhzan@gmail.com - Chicago Ornithological Society
    Ingrid Felsl; ingridfelsl@gmail.com - IL Native Plant Society

    Meet in the Irene Hernandez Picnic Area parking lot off of N Foster Ave.

Saturday, June 19 2021
  • Saturday, June 19 2021 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve
    Powderhorn Lake, 13817-14451 S Brainard Ave, Burnham, IL 60633, USA

    IMPORTANT:  This event is open to 15 attendees, with preference to current INPS members. Please RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/CWCr6coMEF8yPJq57.

    We will start the day at 9am by joining volunteers in restoring Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve.  We will then break for lunch at 11:45am and resume a tour of the Nature Preserve at 12:15pm, ending around 2pm.

    Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh is the only Illinois Nature Preserve in the Chicago city limits.  It is home to about 250 plant species, 2500 species of insects, and 100 species of birds.  Originally once part of the tallgrass prairie-savanna-wetland matrix in the Calumet region, 130 acres of the 192-acre preserve were designated as a Nature Preserve to protect its globally rare dune and swale topography.

    A three-year restoration project is set to begin summer 2021 at the preserve.  Crews will connect Powderhorn Lake to the nearby Wolf Lake and Calumet River, lowering water levels at Powderhorn Lake so that it does not flood the adjacent dune and swale habitat.  More information is available here:  https://fpdcc.com/places/locations/powderhorn-lake/
     
    Attendees will be expected to follow all current local, state, and CDC protocols to control the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a face covering and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from those not in your household. In the event of hazardous weather, we'll reschedule for Sunday, June 20th.
     
    Please dress for the weather and bring water and snacks/lunch.  Kindly contact northeast.inps@gmail.com with questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

  • Saturday, June 19 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Birds & Botany: Orland Grassland
    41.571881, -87.871164

    RSVP Required

    Join Chicago Ornithological Society and Illinois Native Plant Society, Northeast Chapter for a joint journey through one of the largest restored prairies in the county. Experts from both organizations will be on hand to highlight birds and plants that make this site such a popular destination for birders and botanists alike! This preserve can be muddy, so you may want to wear old boots, or preferably rubber knee-highs.

    No prior experience with either taxa required! Beginners are welcome and we will have extra binoculars available. Public bathrooms are not available but there is a porta potty on site; plan accordingly.

    Due to COVID safety restrictions, we are limiting this walk to 5 people per leader... YOU MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE! THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON SIGN UP! Since we will have such small groups, we ask that you contact Edward or Ingrid at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend.

    There are two hike times available. Please only register for one.

    Register for 12pm

    Register for 2pm

Tuesday, July 13 2021
  • Tuesday, July 13 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 14 2021
  • Tuesday, September 14 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 9 2021
  • Tuesday, November 9 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 11 2022
  • Tuesday, January 11 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 8 2022
  • Tuesday, March 8 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    INPS Northeast Chapter Board Meeting

    Our organizing team meets every other month.

    If you are interested in attending these planning meetings, receiving meeting notes, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us at northeast.inps@gmail.com.