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Bird hike May 6 will include Underground Railroad sites

The Sand Ridge Audubon Society and the Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project will sponsor a bird hike on Saturday, May 6, that also will cover Underground Railroad history on Chicago’s South Side.

Participants will learn about the local history of the Underground Railroad while observing a wide variety of native birds as well as migratory species that visit our area each spring.

The hike will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m., and leave for the hike at 9 a.m.

The location is Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve near 138th Street and the Bishop Ford I-94 Expressway at the Flatfoot Lake Pavilion. 

Coffee, juices, fruit, and rolls will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Participants should dress for the weather; boots are suggested.

For further information, contact Tom Shepherd at 773-370-3305. Reservations are not required; admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 

The Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable and educational organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and may be sent to Dr. Larry McClellan, 3430 Oakhill Drive; Crete, IL 60417. 

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