October General Meeting
How Hitler Affected Wildlife in Nebraska
by Dr. Larkin Powell, Professor of Conservation Biology and Animal Ecology, UN-L
Much of the story behind trends in wildlife populations in the Great Plains can be attributed to agriculture, politics, predator elimination, and mechanization.
What about the impact of WWII on Nebraska wildlife? Join us for this interesting program.
See program details HERE...
October Field Trip
Fall Migrants at the Fort
Sunday, October 4
We head to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in search of fall migrants.
More information here...
Fall 2015 Birdseed Sale & Fundraiser
Order Pick Up Dates:
Saturday, October 17, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18,
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Note, our new pick up site is at the NW corner of 14th and Arapahoe Streets(between Van Dorn and Hwy 2) in Lincoln.
Audubon Calendars on Sale
A variety of beautiful Audubon Calendars are on sale through the Wachiska Audubon Society.
But you have to act fast to meet the order deadline.
Check the calendar page for more details.
E. N. Thompsen Forum to Feature Climate Change
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Bill McKibben, foremost authority on the latest findings related to climiate change to speak at Lied Center.
More details on Events page
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
||Field Trip to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (near Omaha), 10:30 a.m.
||Education Committe, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m. (changed)
||General Meeting, "How Hitler Affected Wildlife in Nebraska", by Larkin Powell, Union College, 7 p.m.
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Fall Birdseed Distribution, 14th & Arapahoe, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
||Gayfeather seed harvesting at Ernie Rousek's, 12:00 noon
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska Office, 5:30 p.m.
||Legislation Committee, DaVinci's 11th and G, 6:00 p.m.
NO Population/Environment Committee meeting scheduled