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Naturalist to ‘Consider the Caterpillar’

WOODSTOCK – Naturalist Mark Spreyer, the executive director of Stillman Nature Center in Barrington, will debut his new slide-show presentation, “Consider the Caterpillar,” at this month’s ECOmmunity Green Bag Meetup on Thursday.

The event will run from noon to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Woodstock Square Mall, 110 S. Johnson St.

Open to the public, the lunch-hour program and discussion is hosted by the ECOmmunity Public Action Network.

A celebrated naturalist and author, Spreyer is a past director of Chicago’s peregrine falcon release program, and he has worked with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the National Audubon Society and Chicago Academy of Sciences. 

He now directs educational programs at the Stillman Nature Center and teaches environmental biology at the College of Lake County.

All ages are welcome, and attendees may arrive or leave as they choose during the program. Coffee and ice water are provided; participants may bring their own lunch.

Social and “green biz” networking starts at 11:30 a.m. and continues after the program. A voluntary donation of $5 per person helps cover program costs.

The ECOmmunity Public Action Network is an eco-friendly volunteer interest group that hosts monthly meetups on a range of eco-friendly topics, and special events and public service activities throughout the year.

To learn more about the organization and its Green Bag Lunch Meet-Up Series, call 815-337-2040, email ECOnet.mchenry@gmail.com or visit “ECOmmunity Network” on Facebook.com.

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