May General Meeting
The Now and
One-Time Grouse of Nebraska
By Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard
7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Union College Dick Auditorium,
3800 S. 48th
Learn about the remarkable sharp-tailed grouse and greater prairie-chickens at our May 12 meeting
More details HERE
Birdathon Field Trips
Saturday, May 14
Platte River State Park
Sunday, May 15
Celebrate birds during Wachiska's annual Birdathon fundraiser!
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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, "Grouse of Nebraska," by Dr. Paul Johnsgard Union College, 7:00 p.m.
||Field Trip to Wilderness Park, 8:00 a.m.
||Field Trip to Platte River State Park, 8:00 a.m.
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
Conservation Committee, Wachiska Office, 5:30 p.m.
||Give to Lincoln Day