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August General Meeting

Watchable Wildlife and Connecting with Citizen Science in Nebraska

Thursday, August 11
7:00 p.m.
Union College Dick Auditorium
3800 S. 48th Street, Lincoln

By Adam Jones, Watchable Wildlife Biologist, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Learn more about the Watchable Wildllife Program and citizen science opportunities in Nebraska.


August Field Trip

Blue and Purple Birds

Sunday, August 28,
3:30 p.m.

Join us as we spend part of the afternoon driving the Missouri River Valley gravel roads in search of blue grosbeaks. We'll continue on to Omaha for a dusk viewing of purple martins as they congregate at their pre-migratory roost site.


Wachiska Fall Birdseed Sale and Garage Sale

Just around the corner, our annual Fall Birdseed sale. This year Wachiska is also planning a Garage Sale at the same time. Begin gathering your no-longer-used-items, put a price on each, and save them for further instrations and a date!


Do You Like Numbers?

We need a new volunteer, or volunteers, to serve on our finance committee and make treasurer’s reports to the Board. We have revamped this position so that it requires NO data entry. We basically are looking for someone with a sound financial mind who can look over the monthly reports, work with the finance committee, make quarterly presentations to the Board, coordinate annual budget planning, and coordinate with our accounting firm for tax payments. We have a strong, knowledgeable finance committee, a great bookkeeping crew, and a good accountant; we just need another set of eyes on the books and someone to help with coordination. It is anticipated this job will take about 35 hours a year, more some months and less others.

PLEASE, this is an area of critical need for Wachiska!!

If you might like to help, please contact Past President, Elizabeth Nelsonto discuss more details. You can reach me at 402-770-3485 or enelson555@gmail.com.

Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society

Our 43rd 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 13 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
(402) 486-4846
office@wachiskaaudubon.org

Calendar
August
 
1 Education Committee, Wachiska Office, 6:00 p.m.
2 Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
11 General Meeting, "Watchable Wildlife," by Adam Jones, Union College, 7:00 p.m.
15 Newsletter Deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 pm
15 Conservation Committee, Wachiska Office,
5:30 p.m.
26

Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G,
6:00 p.m.

28 Field Trip to Missouri River Valley & Omaha

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