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Sand Ridge Audubon Society meets April 14, bird and Underground Railroad hike on May 6

Information provided by the Sand Ridge Audubon Society

The monthly meeting of the the Sand Ridge Audubon Society will be held at Sand Ridge Nature Center starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14.

The Sand Ridge Audubon Society is an environmental organization dedicated to conservation of birds and their habitats, as well as promoting other nature-related causes and activities.

Author Carrie Steinweg will be speaking at the April 14 meeting of the Sand Ridge Audubon society talking about some of her numerous books, giving them a local twist, and the food blog she and her sister launched 12 years ago. Carrie is a freelance writer — including for The Lansing Journal — photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who was raised in the south suburbs. She lived in Lansing for 30 years and now resides in Northwest Indiana. She’s an avid Cubs fan who most enjoys writing about food, people, history, and baseball.

Audubon Society presentations and field trips are free of charge, though membership to the Society is always encouraged.

The Sand Ridge Nature Center is located at 15891 Paxton Avenue in South Holland.

Bird hike and Underground Railroad history

On Saturday, May 6, the Sand Ridge Audubon Society and Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the local history of the Underground Railroad while observing a wide variety of native birds as well as migratory species that visit the area each spring.

The bird hike and history tour will take place Saturday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve. Participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. to start the walk at 9.

Coffee, juices, fruit, and rolls will be served at 8:30. Boots are suggested for the hike.

For further information, contact Karen at 219-776-0444.

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