Program Meeting: The Mississippi River Flyway

Dick Sayles, president of the Quad City Audubon Society, will present on the importance of our local Mississippi River Flyway for birds and waterfowl species. The “canary in the coal mine” and the “warbler in the woods” both serve as indicator species of our ecological health. Also, birding is a low impact way to enjoy nature and help to maintain our community’s natural resources.

The program is free and open to the public and starts at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 20 at the Moline Library.

Photo Credit:  Illinois Natural History Survey

Photo Credit: Illinois Natural History Survey

October Book Club: “The Meat Racket”

meat racket 3d with shadowChristopher Leonard’s book, “The Meat Racket: The secret takeover of American’s food business” documents the history of the industrialization of America’s meat production. It is a must read for people who eat, and especially people who eat meat.

If you care about your food source, like me, you’ll enjoy learning the social and economic impacts of the McNugget and who benefits from the new factory farming system in America and who loses.

Read “The Meat Racket” and join us for book club October 20 at 6PM at the Moline Public Library.