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Monthly Membership Meetings

Quad City Audubon Society holds monthly membership meetings from September through May, on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline. Every meeting includes a presentation on a natural history or conservation topic. Topics run the gamut from butterflies to endangered ocean life, to ice-age geology, and, of course, birds. Birding presentations span the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic, with stops in the tropics, and the Midwest.

July 9, Sunday—Lyndon Prairie Work (1/2) Day. Sunday July 9th is the annual Lyndon-Agnew Work Party to remove sweet clover from the native prairie in
Whiteside County. This is a high quality tall grass prairie but it needs help to preserve it. The work is not hard but it is often very hot as we wade into the unshaded grasses to remove sweet clover by either cutting or digging. Long- sleeved shirts, long pants, gloves and a hat are strongly advised as is sunscreen and insect repellant. We generally work from about 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and return around noon. Those interested in attending should meet for carpooling at Jewel Grocery in Silvis, on John Deere Road at 7:00 a.m.

August 19, Saturday— Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip. Meet at Credit Island Lodge 7:00 a.m. Carpool to Port Louisa NWR Headquarters at 10728 County Road X61, Wapello, Iowa 52653. The refuge will be open for the QCAS tour and a staff guide will assist us. Half day trip. We hope to see
shorebirds.

September 16, Saturday, Wild Cat Den State Park Field Trip. Meet at Credit Island Lodge at 7:00 a.m. Carpool to Wild Cat Den State Park near Muscatine,
Iowa. Half day trip. Fall migration! 

An archive of monthly membership meetings, field trips and special events from past years can be viewed here: Calendar Archives


Acknowledgment: photo by Ken Carnes 

 

The Quad City Audubon Society (QCAS) is dedicated to the enjoyment of birds, a better understanding of the natural world, stewardship of natural areas and habitats, fellowship, improvement of community awareness of environmental issues, and education of youth for the benefit of future generations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All events are open to the public:


July 9, Sunday—Lyndon Prairie Work (1/2) Day. Sunday July 9th is the annual Lyndon-Agnew Work Party to remove sweet clover from the native prairie in
Whiteside County. This is a high quality tall grass prairie but it needs help to preserve it. The work is not hard but it is often very hot as we wade into the unshaded grasses to remove sweet clover by either cutting or digging. Long- sleeved shirts, long pants, gloves and a hat are strongly advised as is sunscreen and insect repellant. We generally work from about 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and return around noon. Those interested in attending should meet for carpooling at Jewel Grocery in Silvis, on John Deere Road at 7:00 a.m.

August 19, Saturday— Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip. Meet at Credit Island Lodge 7:00 a.m. Carpool to Port Louisa NWR Headquarters at 10728 County Road X61, Wapello, Iowa 52653. The refuge will be open for the QCAS tour and a staff guide will assist us. Half day trip. We hope to see
shorebirds.

September 16, Saturday, Wild Cat Den State Park Field Trip. Meet at Credit Island Lodge at 7:00 a.m. Carpool to Wild Cat Den State Park near Muscatine,
Iowa. Half day trip. Fall migration!

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