March General Meeting and Program
Annual Awards Banquet
March 8, 2018
6: 15 p.m.
6300 A Street
The annual awards banquet will begin with a potluck supper at 6:15 p.m., followed by the presentation of two long-time chapter awards. To conclude the evening, our guest speaker from New Jersey, Rick Wright, will describe John James Audubon’s visit to our area 175 years ago. Rick will relate some surprising stories of our founder, who had a colorful life and lifestyle. This free event is open to the public. To take part in the supper, please bring a food item to share along with your own table service (including plate, cup, silverware). Beverages will be provided. The program will begin about 7:45 p.m. The location will be the Unitarian Church in Lincoln, 6300 A Street, which is handicapped accessible with adequate free parking. No reservations are needed.
March Field Trip
Sandhill Cranes along the Platte
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Once again it’s expected that half a million cranes (about 80% of the world’s sandhill cranes) will visit Nebraska’s Platte River this spring as they have done for millions of years. Interested birders can join Wachiska's crane caravan for a day trip to the Grand Island area at the peak of crane migration. Meet at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, on the south side of the Capitol in Lincoln. Participants can either caravan or carpool the 100-mile trip to our destination. Bring warm clothing for colder temps at sundown and binoculars and scope if you have them. There is no fee and the public is welcome. If you have questions call John at 402-475-7275.
Wachiska Spring 2018 Birdseed Sale
Order your birdseed by Thursday, March 8, 2018
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 17
14th & Arapahoe Streets
DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM HERE
Join Wachiskans for a 10-day safari to Southern Malawi.
Wachiska has received several inquiries for the trip to Malawithat was proposed for this 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,
email@example.com, or the Wachiska office directly.
Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society
Our 45th Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2018
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.
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bar above to learn more about our chapter!
Wachiska Audubon Society
4547 Calvert St. Ste 10
Lincoln, NE 68506-5643
8 Awards Banquet/Potluck Supper, “John James Audubon in Nebraska 175 Years Ago,” by Rick Wright, Unitarian Church, 6:15 p.m.
8 Spring Birdseed Sale order deadline (pages 3-4) 12 Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.
13 Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
16-17 Birdseed pick up, 14th & Arapahoe
20 Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
22 Legislation Committee, DaVinci’s, 11 th & G sts., 6:00 p.m.
25 Sandhill crane field trip, 2:00 p.m.