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“The Magic Stump” Bird Documentary Screening & Conservation Reception

Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)


Sun, Feb 19 | The Virginia Theatre at 2 PM “The Magic Stump” Bird Documentary Screening & Conservation Reception FREE EVENT RSVP at www.grandprairiefriends.org 2 PM Reception 3 PM The Magic Stump Screening 4PM Q & A Panel of Cast & film Director


Join in a reception of your local non-profit agencies as Grand Prairie Friends and Champaign County Audubon Society invite the public to enjoy this Illinois-focused film.


“The Magic Stump” is a Turnstone film that tells the story of an Illinois tree stump that’s attracted a phenomenal variety of wintering raptors through the years, including two rare Prairie Falcons. The goal of “The Magic Stump” is to draw attention to the story of raptors that winter in our highly altered agricultural landscape. The plan is for this film to be the first in “The Prairie State” series that will feature the landscape that once dominated Illinois. The film is directed by Bob Dolgan and edited by Sharon Filipkowski. Videography is by Mitchell Fransen and Mitchell Wenkus, and original music is by Empidonax.


Video: Magic Stump trailer Sponsor Page which shows all participating non-profits:


Conservation Reception 2 PM

Nibble, chat, and trade stories with these local Conservation Community Members.

Snacks Provided/Cash Bar Open

THE MAGIC STUMP MOVIE SCREENING & Cast Q&A 3 PM


Discover the secrets held by this Coles County roost site. Follow three local birders on their journey to tell the stories discovered in the magic stump. Immediately after, enjoy the behind-the-scenes panel with producer, Bob Dolgan, and the birding cast/stars of the film.


See the full story here:



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