Meetings and Field Trips
DCAS meets regularly for informational programs and membership meetings. These meetings alternately take place at Gibson Woods Nature Center (Lake County) and Indiana Dunes National Park Headquarters (Porter County), unless specified. Field Trips have different meeting locations as listed below.
Upcoming Meetings and Programs:
All times are Central Time (Chicago Time)
PLEASE NOTE ALL APRIL PROGRAMS AND TRIPS ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY
April 16, 2020 7:00pm- Gibson Woods Nature Center
Spring Warblers in the Dunes-Calumet Region - CANCELLED
April field trip
Little Calumet Wetlands Tour - CANCELLED
April 18, 2020 Field Trip, 9am-Noon
Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. MAY 14-16 - CANCELLED
June 18, 2020 7:00pm- Gibson Woods Nature Center
Gibson Woods through the Seasons
Hear and see the birds and other wildlife the trails at Gibson Woods have to offer during the day throughout the seasons. Loyce Fandre, member of the staff at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve and Vice President of our chapter will lead us among the grasses, trees, and wetlands of this Lake County Parks property.
June field trip
Birds, Butterflies (and Bison!) 8:00am - 12:00pm
We will meet at the Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands office on US-41 in Newton County (about 7 miles south of Lake Village, IN). First, we will visit the grassland restoration areas from 8-10am, looking for Lark Sparrows and Eastern Meadowlarks, then from 10-12:00, we will walk trails through the prairie to search for the Regal Frittillary and other butterflies.
Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org