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Birds of South Africa: Unique Endemics & Spectacular Diversity
Thursday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 826 3951 3162
Our December speaker is our very own Program Chair, Alida de Flamingh! Alida will share with us some of her favorite birds from her motherland, South Africa. The diverse ecosystems in South Africa, from deserts and grasslands to dense forests, host many regionally endemic bird species, but South Africa is also well-known among the global birding community for its widespread assemblages of unique and spectacular birds. Join Alida on the 2nd of December at 7pm CST to hear more.
Alida is a geneticist and ecologist specializing in wildlife conservation genetics and ancient DNA research. Alida grew up in South Africa but moved to the USA to pursue a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois.
Meeting ID: 817 7558 5306
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 start up for the fall season on October 21st! 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.
SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS
Sunday, September 5th to October 31st 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).
This fall we have decided not to limit sign-ups, but instead, require that all attendees wear face masks (do not attend if you feel unwell or were potentially exposed).
SAVE THE DATE
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