August General Meeting and Program
"Welcome to the Dark Side:
August 21, 2017, the Eclipse of a Lifetime!"
by Dr. Daniel Claes, Chair, Physics & Astronomy Department, UN-L
7:00 p.m., Thursday,
August 10, 2017
6300 A Street
Lincoln will be one of the best spots on Earth to view one of nature's grandest spectacles — a total solar eclipse! Dr. Daniel Claes will discuss this rare and special phenomenon during his presentation. Free and open to the public!
Sunday, August 13
August's field trip takes us on a scouting expedition of two wetlands in the Fremont and Valley areas.
Coming in September
Wachiska's Annual Potluck Picnic
Thursday, September 14th, 6:00 p.m. We'll meet at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center at Union Plaza in downtown Lincoln.
Fall Birdseed Sale Information
Details and order form for the Fall Birdseed Sale.
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.
||General Meeting, "Total Solar Exlipse." by Dr. Daniel Claes, Unitartian Church, 7:00 p.m. DETAILS HERE!
||Field Trip to wetlands near Fremont and Valley, 2:00 p.m. DETAILS HERE!
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE — about 1:00 p.m., Lincoln
||Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G sts, 6:00 p.m.