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Events at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary in Springfield

January 17, 2013 at 08:15 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

Get outside and participate in these events at the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary in Springfield. The sanctuary is at 2315 Clear Lake Ave. For more information, contact Jo Fessett at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 544-2473.

Saturday

Herbicide training workshop, 9-11 a.m.

The Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, Friends of Sangamon Valley, Illinois Historical Preservation Agency, Springfield Park District and Lincoln Memorial Gardens are teaming up to offer this workshop.

Volunteers wishing to assist with restoration efforts for any of the above groups should consider taking this annual herbicide license training. Call Vern LaGesse to RSVP at 525-1410. There is no cost but donations to cover expenses will be accepted.

Sunday

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary program: Backyard bird winter workshop, 1 to 3 p.m.
Wade Kammin of Wild Birds Unlimited will present information on backyard bird feeding and tips on winter bird identification.

Sunday

Volunteer workday at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 1-3 p.m.
Volunteers will conduct trail and perimeter maintenance, invasive species cutting and removal. Tools will be provided.

Feb. 16

Great Backyard Bird Count Open House, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count by helping count the birds through the windows at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. No bird identification experience necessary. Indoor activities for children are planned.

Feb. 16

Winter botany workshop, 1-3 p.m.
Fran Harty, director of special projects for The Nature Conservancy, will present a “Seven Step Program for Identifying a Twig in Winter.” Free admission.

Feb. 17

Volunteer workday, 1-3 p.m.

Feb. 21

Springfield Audubon Society monthly program, 6 p.m.

Part two of the Raptor Focus Series presented by the Illinois Raptor Center. Each workshop will focus on one particular species of raptor, will feature a live example. Admission: $5

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