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Decatur Audubon Society
A Selection of Newsletter Articles


Among our members we have artists, poets, and writers. We have chosen to include here some articles and poems written by our members and some illustrations by members. Links below will take you to the full text of the article or poem, or to the listed drawings. COMING SOON! Articles from contributors Linda Spence and John Yotter!

(On the original works in this section: drawings, articles, and poems, copyright is held by the author or artist. Do not copy or reprint without permission. Contact us if you wish to use this material.)

Pat Quintenz, one of our long-time members and expert birders, passed away August 10, 2016. She was a regular contributor to Decatur Audubon's newsletter for many years. Her wry sense of humor was a delight. Lois Rice, now deceased, was an artist, and a member of Decatur Audubon for more than 37 years. She lived on a farm, and even though she and her husband traveled, her pieces are often about the birds near her home in central Illinois. Lois herself did the illustrations for one of her swallows pieces. Ron Shafer, our published poet, now deceased, wrote book reviews and other prose for us as well as poetry. Myrna Deaton, another expert birder, wrote about the Black Skimmer seen near Lake Decatur. Expert (and determined) birder Ross Thompson's article tells of difficulties encountered on a trip to see eagles. We have other occasional contributors as well. Enjoy!

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"Adventuring in the Great Land - Alaska"
by Helen & Katherine Betz

"First Black Skimmer in Illinois" By Myrna Deaton
with photograph by Dennis Oehmke

"Red-Tails in Love," book review by Marge Evans
"Tundra Swans" by Norm Jensen
"Alaska - My Dream Vacation" by Pat Quintenz
"Birding at Weldon Springs" by Pat Quintenz
"Texas Birding" by Pat Quintenz
"How Many Swallows Make a Summer?" by Lois Rice
(with drawings by Lois Rice)

"The End of Summer and the Barn Swallows Have Flown"
(the sequel) by Lois Rice

"Dive-Bombed in My Own Garden" by Lois Rice
"A Community" by Ron Shafer
"Birds? So. What About Them?" by Ron Shafer
"Indian Summer," poem by Ron Shafer
"Eco-Theology and the Earth," book review by Ron Shafer
"Of Spiders and Butterflies" by Ron Shafer
"Did WE Do THAT?" a report on population
and extinctions by David Snoeyenbos

"To See Eagles" by Ross Thompson
"Happy Hummers!" by Delores Logue




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