June General Meeting
Celebrate a Century of National Parks with Homestead National Monument
By Jesse Bolli, Resource Management Specialist, Homestead National Monument of America
7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9
Union College Dick Auditorium,
3800 S. 48th
To help get in the celebratory spirit, Jesse Bolli will describe the impacts that the Homestead Act had on the United States, The diversity and management of the natural resources of the park and upcoming events for the public to participate in.
More details HERE
June Field Trips
Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Sunday, June 12,
Join us on our mission to locate Louisiana waterthrushes, Carolina wrens, and others birds that inhabit the woodland areas of the park.
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Wachiska's 27th Annual Garden Tour on Father's Day
Sunday, June 19,
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For 27 years the most diverse nd interesting wildlife habitat gardens in Lincoln have been open for the public to see. Homeowners will be on hand to answer questions as always. Visitors can ben at any location. Maps and brochures will be available at each site. A donation of $7 is suggested and childrens under 12 are free.
Birdathon 2016 is
Wachiska Audubon’s most important fundraising event of the year, please make 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.
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.
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 PM
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||General Meeting, "Homestead National Monument," by Jesse Bolli, Union College, 7:00 p.m.
||Field Trip to Rock Creek Station, 8:00 a.m.
Newsletter Deadline, Wachiska office,
||27th Annual Backyard Garden Tour, Father's Day, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Conservation Committee, Wachiska Office, 5:30 p.m.
||Annual Potluck Picnic, NET's Ferguson House, 700 South 16th Street