May General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14
Union College, Dick Administration Bldg.
May Field Trips
Birdathon 2015 Bird Watching Events
Saturday, May 9
Platte River State Park
Sunday, May 10
If you are curious about who's migrating through our neighborhood during one of the birdiest months of the year, join the Wachiska Audubon Society on a search for as many colorful migrants and nesting residents as we can find. Anyone is welcome to join in these two bird watching events led by Wachiska members who are experienced birders.
More information HERE...
Wachiska Audubon's Annual Fundraising Event
Each spring, Wachiska Audubon welcomes back our migrating bird friends with our annual Birdathon. This event has birdwatching opportunities and a chance for YOU to contribute a fixed amount, or pledge 50 cents (or any amount you choose) for each bird species identified on Birdathon Weekend.
More information HERE...
You can also donate on-line on Give to Lincoln Day, May 28th!
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.
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Wachiska Audubon Society
4547 Calvert St. Ste 10
Lincoln, NE 68506-5643