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Saturday, February 23 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Restoring Multi-Layered Habitat in a Migrant Bird Hotspot

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LaBagh Woods is the last stop and first respite for migrant birds traveling the Chicago River, flying over the Big City. Forest Preserve volunteers partnered with Chicago Ornithological Society and other organizations to restore native shrubs as invasives were removed. Four years and 2500 shrubs later, many lessons have been learned about native shrub species, habitats, partnerships and plantings.


Judith Pollock

Living Habitats, Chicago Audubon Society, Chicago Ornithological Society
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Jeff Skrentny

Restoration / Workday Leader, FPCC Volunteer
I began birding on January 1, 2006, after reading the "The Big Year" by Mark Obmascik. My first species seen as a birder was a Bald Eagle. I have been a birder and lister ever since. This mild birding proficiency turned into invites to join my kids' 3rd - 5th grade Mighty Acorn program... Read More →
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Derek Ziomber

North Branch Field Organizer, Friends of the Forest Preserves
I seek to be as well-rounded of a naturalist as I possibly can, but my main areas of interest are botany and mycology. I believe that volunteers are the heart of the conservation movement and in my current job as a field organizer for volunteer stewardship in the Cook Count Forest... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:10pm - 2:40pm
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