Calendar of Programs and Events
Join us for Wild Writings!
CCAS is proud to present a new initiative that aims to unite and connect people that enjoy nature-related literature. Our new reading group – Wild Writings – will officially kick off on March 15th! Each month, participants will read a short segment of nature-related literature and have an informal meeting (via Zoom) to discuss the reading.
If you’d like to know more about Wild Writings, or if you are interested in joining our reading group, please email our Program Chair, Alida de Flamingh, at email@example.com before March 15th.
Monthly Meeting and Seminar Schedule
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Listening to Nature: Bird Sounds and Accommodating All Birders
Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 PM CST
George will talk about how he became an ear birder (he started very young), the process and resources he uses for learning bird sounds, and some of the challenges he faces in bird identification. George goes birding with his local Audubon chapter and will discuss challenges that parks offer to birders of differing mobilities and how Audubon chapters can better accommodate all birders.
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Sunday, March 28th – May 30th 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot
Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park
Walks officially last about 1 1/2 hours (though some folks stay later if the birding is good).
On alternate weeks, stay tuned for virtual bird hikes via FB Live!
This Spring We:
1. Require Sign-Ups: Please use this form if you fully intend to participate:
Champaign County Dark Sky Week (April 5th – 11th)
Sunday Morning Birdwalks
March-May & Sept-Oct
Sundays, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Our most popular event! Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, at 7:30 a.m. Walks in the nearby Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park officially last about 1 1/2 hours (though some intrepid birders stay later).
Feb-May & Sept-Dec
First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
Guest speakers present on a variety of topics throughout the year. Programs are usually located at the Urbana Free Library auditorium (no programs January, June, July, August).
See Bird Count page.
Third Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Champaign Public Library – Friends Conference Room
(No meetings June, July, December)
In 2021, we will be meeting via ZOOM. If you would like details on how to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org