February General Meeting and Program
Birding in Nebraska's Boondocks
with Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard
7:00 p.m., Thursday,
February 9, 2017
6300 A Street
This year Dr. Johnsgard will speak at our February meeting where he intends to talk about some of his favorite areas for birding in Nebraska, mostly Western Nebraska. He will also include some of the changes in bird populations that have occured during his half-centruy of living in Nebraska!
New Meeting Location!
Our monthly general meeting has moved to a more central, much more accessible location.
Wachiska will be holding general meetings with speaker and refreshments still beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the:
Unitarian Church of Lincoln
6300 A Street
(immediately east of Pius High School)
No Stairs! Close-to-the-door parking! Lots of room to mingle!
We are trying this on a six-month trial basis. Many thanks to Union College for graciously providing meeting space for the past 25+ years.
Big City Beauties
Sunday, February 19,
We'll venture to Omaha's Cunningham Lake and Carter Lake to spy winter birds and Trumpeter Swans.
Spring 2017 Birdseed Sale Underway
Wachiska's Birdseed Sales are an important part of our fundraising!
Download our order form (to mail in)
Order from our Webshop
Pick up will be Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
New pickup location:
3500 North 44th Street (warehouse on east side of 44th Street, between Cornhusker Hwy. and Gladstone)
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
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
||Education Committee, Wachiska office, 6 p.m.
||General Meeting, "Birding in Nebraska's Boondocks," with Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard, Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.m 7:00 p.m. (NOTE change of meeting place) DETAILS HERE
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m. (NOTE new date from now on)
||Postmark deadline for mail in Spring Birdseed Sale orders in the Wachiska office!!
||Donor Development Committee, Wachiska office, 3:00 p.m.
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Field Trip to Cunningham and Carter Lakes in Omaha to see Trumpeter Swans, 1:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
(NOTE new date from now on)
Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G,