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  Dubuque Audubon Society
P.O. Box 3174
Dubuque, IA 52004-3174



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November 9, 2017
Dubuque Audubon Program
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | 8991 Bellevue Hts | Dubuque, IA
5:30 PM | Dubuque Audubon Society Board Meeting
7:00 PM | Program: Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles

Ronald Lindblom will discuss Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

November 10-12, 2017
Iowa Ornithologists Union
Holiday Inn | 450 Main Street | Dubuque
Various times all weekend

The event will be a three days starting on Friday evening at the Holiday Inn in downtown Dubuque. Saturday afternoon Amar Ayyashthey is the guest speaker and an expert on gulls, will be talkin about the various types of gulls in the area. There will also be five different field trips of the tri-state area including John Deere Marsh, Swiss Valley, The Mines of Spain, Green Island The Potosi Boat Landing/ Marsh and all along the Mississippi here in Dubuque. Check out the IOU website for times and costs.

Novemeber 11, 2017
The Return of the Large Predators to the Midwest
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM| Woodbine Bend Golf Course Resaurant | 3500 E Center Road | Woodbine, IL

This seminar will provide research-based information about basic biology, identification, status in the Midwest and expectations for the future of wolves, cougars, and black bears.

November 15, 2017
OWLS: Canoeing the Mississippi River Headwaters
12:00 - 2:00 PM | Swiss Valley Nature Center | 13606Swiss Valley Rd | Peosta, IA

Mark Wagner will be talking about his experience canoeing the headwaters of the Mississippi River and his continuing journey down this mighty and majestic river. An optional lunch will be catered at noon. Cost is $12 per person. The program is free and starts at 1 PM. Call to register at Dubuque County Conservation 563.556.6745.

November 19, 2017
Natural Soap Making Workshop
1:00 PM | Hurstville Interpretive Center | 18670 63rd St | Maquoketa, IA

With recent interest in more "natural" lifestyles, the art of soap making is gaining popularity. Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap. The best part of this class is customizing and taking home your own unique soap. Whether you're using it as gifts or for personal use, you're sure to be hooked onyour first batch! Cost is $10 plus processing fees. Registration is required by November 14.

November 26, 2017
Nature Detective
1:00 - 1:30 PM | Swiss Valley Nature Center | 13606 Swiss Valley Rd | Peosta, IA

Tracks+Scat+Yuck=Awesome! Be a Nature Detective! You may never see the animal, just the clues left behind. Who is making those tracks in your backyard? What is scat and what can it tell you?

December 7, 2017
Basket Weaving Workshop
5:30 PM | Hurstville Interpretive Center | 18670 63rd St | Maquoketa, IA

Basket weaving is one of the most widely spread crafts in the history of human civilization. And now's your chance to learn this great skill. Beginners to experts can make this fun and unique melon-shaped basket. Cost is $10 plus processing fees. Registration required by December 1.

January 20, 2018
Bald Eagle Watch
9 AM - 4:30 PM | Grand River Center | 500 Bell Street | Port of Dubuque

This free family event celebrates the American Bald Eagle with live bird programs and children's activities. Vendors will have wildlife art, books, and nature items available for purchase. Exibitors will share information about opportunites to experience nature in the Tri-State area. Click here to read the brochure.