April General Meeting
Farming Impacts on Wildlife in Nebraska: Agroecology in the Future
By Chuck Francis, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, UN-L
7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14
Union College Dick Auditorium, 3800 S. 48th
Most urban people see agriculture as a negative for wildlife, and the loss of natural habitat certainly influences populations of many wild species. Yet efficient practicies today are helping wildlife in some suprising ways. We will look at both the plus and minus impacts ot today's farming on wildlife. Join Wachiska Audubon on Thursday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. for a free public presentation.
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April Field Trip
Table Rock Adventure
Sunday, April 24
Our field trip group will take a hike through the Table Rock Wildlife Management area. We'll trek a variety of terrain and ecosystems during our visit.
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Earth Day in Lincoln!
Saturday, April 23
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wachiska's Population & Environment committee will again represent the chapter at Lincoln's Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Union Plaza.
Wachiska will be highlighting its support for health prairie habitat for grassland birds, children's books on the environment, and solar ovens to save energy.
Wachiska Audubon’s most important fundraising event of theyear begins in April when members and friends receive their Birdathon letter. This will explain how important it is that every one of our members and supporters makes a contribution to the
Birdathon, so Wachiska can continue to move forward with our education programs, active support of good legislation, great field trips, conservation of native prairies, monthly newsletter,
and our general meetings with those outstanding speakers.
Watch for the Birdathon letter and contribute as much as you can, but please participate at some level.
Our Birdathon birdwatching hikes will be May 14-15 and will be led by expert birders who make beginning birdwatchers feel welcome.
Thank You for your continued support of Wachiska Audubon!
Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society
Our 43nd 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.
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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 PM
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||General Meeting, "Farming Impacts on Wildlife in Nebraska: Agroecology in the Future," by Chuck Francis, Union College, 7:00 p.m.
Conservation Committee, Wachiska Office, 5:30 p.m.
||Earth Day observance in Lincoln
||Field Trip to Table Rock WMA, 9:00 a.m.
||Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G St, 6:00 p.m.