August General Meeting
Watchable Wildlife and Connecting with Citizen Science in Nebraska
Thursday, August 11
Union College Dick Auditorium
3800 S. 48th Street, Lincoln
By Adam Jones, Watchable Wildlife Biologist, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Learn more about the Watchable Wildllife Program and citizen science opportunities in Nebraska.
More details HERE
August Field Trip
Blue and Purple Birds
Sunday, August 28,
Join us as we spend part of the afternoon driving the Missouri River Valley gravel roads in search of blue grosbeaks. We'll continue on to Omaha for a dusk viewing of purple martins as they congregate at their pre-migratory roost site.
Click HERE for more information...
Wachiska Fall Birdseed Sale and Garage Sale
Just around the corner, our annual Fall Birdseed sale. This year Wachiska is also planning a Garage Sale at the same time. Begin gathering your no-longer-used-items, put a price on each, and save them for further instrations and a date!
Do You Like Numbers?
We need a new volunteer, or volunteers, to serve on our finance committee and make treasurer’s reports to the Board. We have revamped this position so that it requires NO data entry. We basically are looking for someone with a sound financial mind who can look over the monthly reports, work with the finance committee, make quarterly presentations to the Board, coordinate annual budget planning, and coordinate with our accounting firm for tax payments. We have a strong, knowledgeable finance committee, a great bookkeeping crew, and a good accountant; we just need another set of eyes on the books and someone to help with coordination. It is anticipated this job will take about 35 hours a year, more some months and less others.
PLEASE, this is an area of critical need for Wachiska!!
If you might like to help, please contact Past President, Elizabeth Nelsonto discuss more details. You can reach me at 402-770-3485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society
Our 43rd Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2016
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, 6:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||General Meeting, "Watchable Wildlife," by Adam Jones, Union College, 7:00 p.m.
||Newsletter Deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 pm
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska Office,
Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G,
||Field Trip to Missouri River Valley & Omaha