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Hennepin-Hopper Lakes.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

View migrating waterfowl from the observation tower at this marvelous wetland restoration site along the Illinois River. A trail also follows these backwater lakes. Meet at 10:00 a.m. From I-39 south, take Rt. 71 west to Rt. 26. Turn south (left) on Rt. 26. Go approximately 2.5 miles south. Turn right on Hennepin Farms Rd. (paved road). Take the first right turn onto a sandy road (past the first house on the right). Follow the sandy road 300 feet to the parking lot at the observation tower. Bring scopes and food for the day. Leader: Nancy Halliday.

Eighth Annual Gull Frolic

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday - Eighth Annual Gull Frolic at the Winthrop HarborYacht Club at North Point Marina. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Thanks to the Chicago Ornithological Society, this year's speaker will be British born, Texas-based Martin Reid -- "The Herring Gull Complex: Demystifying the Sub-species". The $10 registration fee helps defray facility expenses and includes continental breakfast, lunch and hot drinks all day.

Elgin Area Fields

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday -- Elgin area. Our leaders have found some great manure spreads, so get ready to tour fields and dairy farms for horned larks, lapland longspurs, snow buntings, and maybe even a rough-legged hawk! Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the McDonald's on Route 20 in Hampshire off of I-90 ( Northwest Tollway ). Leaders: Sulli Gibson and Dick Paulson.