October General Meeting
Red Cedar Impacts on Wildlife Communities
October 12, 2017
6300 A St., Lincoln
Learn about the links between land use or land cover change, biological invasions, and extinctions. UNL Professor Craig Allen will use the case of red cedar invasion in Nebraska to llustrate a number of issues.
October Field Trip
Marsh Wren Community Wetlands
Sunday, October 15, 2:30 p.m.
Our monthly outdoor trek takes us north of Lincoln to the Marsh Wren Community Wetlands. Meet at Cracker Barrel parking lot at 2:30 p.m.
Fall Birdseed Sale in October
Pick up orders
Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
14th and Arapahoe
Order deadline: October 11
Gayfeather Seed Harvest
Sunday, October 22
Lots of seed this year, so lots of help is needed with the easy fundraiser activity. Bring leather work gloves and buckets.
The harvest field is located near the Pleasant Dale Cemetery, about a mile west of the Pleasant Dale roundabout on Highway 6. (West 168th Street).
Join Wachiskans for a 10-day safari to Southern Malawi in January.
Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society
Our 44th Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2017
Wachiska Audubon Society was chartered in 1973 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society to serve 17 counties in Southeast Nebraska. It is one of four such chapters in Nebraska. Dr. Walter Bagley and Betsy Finch founded the local chapter, which began with about a dozen interested folks.
It was thought that Wachiska was an Omaha Indian word meaning land of many streams at a time when Nebraska was considered to have more miles of waterways than any of the contiguous states.
The Mission of the Wachiska
Audubon Society is to preserve and restore native grasslands
and other natural ecosystems, promote birding, support native wildlife, provide educational opportunities
and advocate on behalf of our natural environment and sustainability, especially in Southeastern Nebraska.
Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and
programs on a variety of nature and environmental topics.
Numerous field trips and special events such as the annual Christmas Bird
Count, Birdathon and Backyard Habitat Tour highlight
the program year and draw thousands of people from the community.
Wachiska Audubon provides volunteer and monetary
support to local nature centers and sanctuaries such as Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and Pioneers Park Nature Center.
Our chapter takes pride in its role of
preserving several tallgrass prairie remnants located in Southeast Nebraska.
Please follow the navigation
bar above to learn more about our chapter!
Wachiska Audubon Society
4547 Calvert St. Ste 10
Lincoln, NE 68506-5643
||Education Committee, Wachiska office, 6:00 p.m.
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.
||Fall Birdseed Sale order deadline
||General Meeting, "Red Cedar Impacts on Wildife Communities," by Dr. Craig Allen, Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, 7:00 p.m. MORE INFO...
||2018 Audubon calendar orders due in the office (final date to order) See details HERE
||Field Trip to Marsh Wren Community Wetlands, 2:30 p.m. DETAILS HERE...
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||Prairie Preservation Lunch & Learn, Unitarian Church, 11:30 a.m.
||Fall Birdseed Sale pick up, 14th and Arapahoe
||Gayfeather seed harvesting at Ernie Rousek's, Noon
||Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G sts, 6:00 p.m.
Time to Order 2018 Audubon Calendars
There are 6 calendars to choose from this year. All are $16 which includes tax and shipping to the Wachiska office. Payment is due when you pick them up.