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May General Meeting

Geologic Development of Nebraska

by Robert Diffendal, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Conservation and Survey division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

May 8, 2014

7:00 pm, Union College

An ancient buried rift valley, numerous ocean inundations, impacts of the uplift of the Rocky Mountains, various Ice Ages, climate change, plate tectonics, all have contributed to what Nebraska is today. Dr. Robert Diffendal will discuss his views on the geologic development of Nebraska from two billion years ago until today.

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May Field Trips

Birdathon Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, May 10 & 11

Weekend field trips to offer woodland hikes in Wilderness Park and Platte River State Park.


Wachiska's Annual Fundraiser

Each spring we count on all our members and frieds to support Wachiska by contributing to the Birdathon and to participate in our birding field trips. Plus you can increase the impact of your Birdathon gift through Give to Lincoln Day, May 29th!

Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society

Our 41st Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2014

For over 40 years Wachiska Audubon has worked on behalf of birds, wildlife habitat preservation, responsible urban development and support of nature education for children and adults.

Wachiska Audubon Society was chartered in 1973 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society to serve 17 counties in Southeast 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.

Wachiska Audubon is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society , serving 17 Southeast Nebraska counties. It is one of four such chapters in Nebraska, and one of more than 500 chapters nationwide.

Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and programs on a variety of nature and environmental topics. Chapter members participate in numerous field trips throughout the year. 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 Butler, Gage, Cass, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee, Saline, Saunders and Richardson counties in Southeast Nebraska.

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Wachiska Audubon Society
4547 Calvert St. Ste 10
Lincoln, NE 68506-5643
(402) 486-4846

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Please thank The Wild Bird Habitat Store and our other 40th Anniversary sponsors.

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