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Annual Meeting and Program

"Things That Go Bump in the Night"

by Dr. Robert M. Zink, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

November 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Unitarian Church,
6300 A St., Lincoln

How are bird populations affected by collisions with windows, TV towers and other objects? Find out at our next meeting.

Annual Meeting in November

Wachiska’s November general meeting also serves as the annual meeting according to the chapter’s bylaws. On November 9, the following slate of officers for 2018 will be presented by the nominating committee:

President – Gary Fehr
Vice President – Stu Luttich Recording Secretary – Richard Peterson
Treasurer – Bill Gustafson

Before the vote takes place, nominations will be accepted from the floor with the condition that each nominee is currently a Wachiska member and has given consent to be nominated.

If you are interested in running for one of the above positions, chairing a standing committee, or serving as a director at large, contact Gary Fehr, fehrgary@gmail.com, 402-570-4382; or the Wachiska office, office@wachiskaaudubon.org, 402-486-4846.

Officers serve a one-year term which may be extended two times. Terms will begin January 1, 2018.

November Field Trip

Beyond the Back Yard: Pioneer's Park and Nine-Mile Prairie

Saturday, November 11, 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.

We'll "prairie up!" at two nearby tallgrass prairies. Birding for species that call the prairie home.

Wachiska Travel

Southern Malawi

Join Wachiskans for a 10-day safari to Southern Malawi.

Wachiska has received several inquiries for the trip to Malawithat was proposed for this coming January; however, due to the need to have reservations and other pertinent arrangements
firmed up by this time, it has been decided to postpone this idea for a year and, hopefully, a January 2019 trip can become reality.

At this point, there are about a half dozen interested people. The ideal size of such a trip would be 8-20. If you were contemplating taking part, please contact Nancy Hamer at 402-499-1306,
travelwachiska@gmail.com, or the Wachiska office directly.

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 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

November 2017
1 Population/Environment Committee, Mary's house (call for address),7:00 p.m.
9 General Meeting,“Things That Go Bump in the Night” by Dr. Robert M. Zink, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, 7:00 p.m. MORE INFO...
10 Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m. (earlier date due to holiday)
11 Field Trip to Pioneer's Park Nature Center, 9:00 a.m. DETAILS HERE...
12 Field Trip to Nine-Mile Prairie, 10:00 a.m. DETAILS HERE...

Conservation Committee, Wachiska office,
5:30 p.m.

16 Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G sts, 6:00 p.m.
21 Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.

Lincoln's Annual Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 16

Calling all birders! Time is nearing for Audubon’s 118th
Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the world. The CBC is an amazing event where birdwatchers across the nation collect bird counts from both the field and yard feeders over a 24-hour period. Each year the CBC is held between December 14 and January 5. Data collected
provides a snapshot of the status and distribution of various bird
species and provides data that can be used to track long-term
trends in bird populations.

This year join us for the Lincoln area CBC which will be held on
Saturday, December 16, and help us continue the annual holiday tradition of collecting vital bird data. Participants are needed at all birding levels. Arrangements can be made to pair up novice observers with more knowledgeable birders. To participate in the Lincoln area CBC as either a field or feeder counter, contact Lauren Dinan at ngpc.nongamebird.temp@nebraska.gov.

Note: Any rescheduling due to inclement weather will be
communicated via email.

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Download the November newsletter HERE

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