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Summer Picnic

Celebrate Prairie at the Summer Picnic!

by the staff of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Thursday, August 13,
6:00 p.m.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Summer just wouldn't be complete without Wachiska's annual potluck picnic. We'll enjoy great food and the late summer prairie in its full glory.


Fieldtrip

Walking and Flocking

Sunday, August 30
3:00 p.m.

Our August Fieldtrip takes us on a walk along the MoPac Trail to the Platte River Connection. We'll be looking at the Platte's sandbars for shorebirds and least terns. Next stop LaPlattle Bottoms and our trip winds up in Omaha at the purple martin roost!


Coming in September

Twilight on the Tallgrass Festival

Saturday, September 26, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society

Our 42nd Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2015

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 Butler, Gage, Cass, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee, Saline, Saunders and Richardson counties 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
(402) 486-4846
office@wachiskaaudubon.org

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