September General Meeting
Food Forests: Next Steps in Growing for the Community
by Ingrid Kirst, Executive Director of Community Crops
Food forests, or forest gardens, are carefully designed gardens that mimic complex woodland ecosystems by including plant types such as trees, bushes, vines, and ground covers.
The food grown in our food forest will be a public resource and available to anyone. Those interested in foraging in our forest may visit several times during harvest times. Larger harvests, like fruit, will likely attract annual harvest parties. We expect many visits will be by Lincolnites looking for education on pollinator plant choices, urban agriculture, edible landscaping, and stormwater management.
See program details HERE...
September Field Trip
Sunday, September 6
This month, our field trip takes us to some prime wetlands east of Lincoln. We'll be looking for marsh specialties and listen for their songs!
More information here...
Fall 2015 Birdseed Sale & Fundraiser
Stock up those bird feeders for fall and winter during the Wachiska Audubon Fall Birdseed Sale & Fundraiser!
Order your birdfeeding needs via the web store , or download and print out an order form HERE.
Order deadline: Monday, September 21.
Order Pick Up Dates:
Saturday, October 17, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18,
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Note, our new pick up site is at the NW corner of 14th and Arapahoe Streets(between Van Dorn and Hwy 2) in Lincoln.
Twilight on the Tallgrass Festival
Saturday, September 26, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society
Our 42nd Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2015
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
Butler, Gage, Cass, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee, Saline, Saunders and Richardson
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