2013 Board of Directors (L to R):
Michelle Bodamer Nicol, Lisa Beam, Vern Kleen,
Bill Atwood, Christine Zeman, Nicholas Klobuchar, Mike Bowers,
Kay Morris, Anthony Dulka, Sue Doubet, Roger Cruse, Fran
Appleton, Tracy Zeman. (Not pictured: Joe Gardner who is
new to the 2014 Board).
About the Springfield Audubon Society
The Springfield chapter of the Illinois
Audubon Society began in 1932 as the Springfield Nature League.
Under the leadership of Father George Link, the group was quite
active in providing nature hikes, lectures, classes, and
educational tours. It began sponsoring wildlife films in 1943.
In 1960, the Nature League voted to affiliate with the National
Audubon Society and changed its name to the Springfield Audubon
Society. The group continued to sponsor field trips and nature
films, participated in Christmas and spring bird counts, and
began cooperative ventures with the Illinois Audubon Society
including making a donation to the Save-the-Prairie-Chicken
Fund. In 1979, after more than a year of discussion and
preparation, the Springfield Audubon Society adopted new by-laws
and voted to seek chapter status in the Illinois Audubon
Presents programs on natural history and conservation - Programs
are held at the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary,
2315 Clear Lake Ave., on the third Thursday of the month at
7 pm, October through December and February through May.
Works with other conservation groups to protect local habitats.
Monitors the legislative and administrative actions of
government. Sponsors letter writing campaigns to affect local
Offers a wide range of activities for birders of all levels:
Birding 101; field trips to exceptional birding areas; national
Annual meeting in January features a program and potluck.
Assists the Illinois Audubon Society with projects and programs
at the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary.