The mission of the 
Prairie Woods Audubon Society, as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is to conserve the environment, to prese
rve wildlife and natural habitats, and to provide opportunities for education, nature appreciation, and fellowship. 

The PWA Scarecrow!

Join the FUN!  PWA has entered & decorated a scarecrow for downtown Palatine's Oktoberfest!  Join in on the merriment.   Meet us there at noon to cheer us on and see our Past-President, Girlie Burdie.  Judging will be until 12:30pm with an awards ceremony.   Hope we make you all proud! 

Fun Time For Prairie Woods Audubon's 
40th Anniversary!

PWA's 5 Presidents from the past and present:
(from left to right):  D. Heaton, N. Wedow, L. Vassmer (Present Pres), R. Johnson and B. Herner

SEPT 18  7-9pm at SPRING VALLEY NATURE CTR in Schaumburg!

This will be one of PWA's most anticipated events!  
Please join us for a night of poetry and song with 
Parallel Paths; Poetry of Carl Sandburg, Music of Chris Vallillo.

In a program created for the 2012 Carl Sandburg Days Festival, Chris Vallillo presents a combination Sandburg’s poetry paired with his original songs and instrumentals as well as several of the songs Sandburg himself collected as a folklorist.

Vallillo’s work has long been compared to that of Sandburg.  He has been described as “Illinois’ pre-eminent prairie-poet singer-songwriter” and is well known for incorporating original and traditional material to make the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life.   Much as Sandburg himself, Vallillo spent several years collecting and documenting the music of rural Illinois, much of which influenced his own work.

Vallillo’s performance will pair his original music and traditional songs Sandburg collected with poems Sandburg wrote.  “For years people have been telling me my work reminded them of Sandburg’s poetry. When I began to explore the possibilities, I was struck by just how powerful the combination was.”


Carl Sandburg playing guitar

Carl Sandburg playing guitar

The Palatine Prairie is gorgeous this time of year.  Would you like to visit or help us on a work day?  We would love to see you!
The next work day is Oct 12 from 10am-NOON.  Click here for more info!