April General Meeting and Program
Changing Climate is Greatest Single Threat to Birds
by Matthew Anderson, Vice President of Climate, National Audubon Society
6:15 p.m., Thursday,
April 13, 2017
6300 A Street
Our changing climate looms as the single greatest threat to birds and people. According to Audubon’s 2014 Birds and Climate Change report, 314 North American species are at increased threat of extinction unless we begin to see clean energy solutions rapidly increase.
Join us when Matthew Anderson, vice president for climate for the National Audubon Society will be our speaker at Wachiska's awards banquet. Our potluck dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. There will also be a silent auction!
April Field Trip
Spring Hike at Neale Woods
Sunday, April 23,
Ranging from uplands to bottomlands, the mature forest at Neale Woods provides excellent habitat along the Missouri River corridor at the north edge of Omaha.
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
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.
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.
||Awards Banquet/Potluck/Silent Auction. Unitarian Church, National Audubon speaker, 6:15 p.m. PROGRAM DETAILS
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||Population/Environment Committee, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||Earth Day Celebration, Union Plaza, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Field Trip to Neale Woods, 8:00 a.m. DETAILS
Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G,