September General Meeting and Program
Annual Potluck Picnic
6:00 p.m., Thursday,
September 14, 2017
Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 228 North 21st Street
On Thursday, September 14, Wachiska’s annual potluck picnic will be held at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center at Union Plaza downtown, 228 North 21st Street between “P” and “Q” streets.
We’ll gather at 6:00 p.m. in the air-conditioned facility, eat, and hear a short presentation on native plantings in that area by Mark Canney, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department. After that Mark will lead a short tour of the area for anyone interested.
This is a free event open to members and others who bring favorite foods to share for dinner.
Fall Birdseed Sale in October
Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
14th and Arapahoe
Order Form to be included in next month's Newsletter and elsewhere on this website
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 Southeast Nebraska.
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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.
||Potluck Picnic, Union Plaza, 6:00 p.m., "Pollinator Places in our Public Spaces," by Mark Canney.
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G sts, 6:00 p.m.