Connecting People 
With Nature

Platte Basin Timelapse:

A Watershed in Motion

by Michael Forsberg and cast

The Platte Basin Timelapse project (PBT) has been in motion since early 2011. PBT is a long-term documentary project using time-lapse and traditional photography and multimedia storytelling to educate people about where Nebraska’s water comes from and what it means to live in a watershed.

In this ensemble presentation, conservation photographer and co-founder Mike Forsberg will first reflect on PBT as it approaches its 10-year mark. Mike Farrell, long-time Lincoln conservation leader and photographer, will share his thoughts. UNL graduate students Grant Reiner, Ethan Freese, and Brooke Talbott will each show their own projects working in collaboration with PBT.


Join Wachiska and the crew of PBT at our annual holiday potluck and silent auction on Thursday, December 12, at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, in Lincoln. We’ll gather at 6:00 p.m. to begin with our potluck supper, so bring a favorite dish or two to share along with your own table service, including a cup or glass and serving utensils for your shared food. Drinks will be provided. There is no cost and reservations are not needed. If you cannot make the potluck supper, the multimedia photography program will begin around 7:30 p.m.

120th Christmas Bird Count

Just Around the Corner

by Jason St. Sauver, Director of Education & Outreach Audubon Nebraska

Saturday December 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Pioneers Park Nature Center

The Christmas Bird Count is celebrating its 120th season this winter from December 14 to January 5. This is the longest-running community science project in and around Nebraska. We have 11 circles being counted across the state including our very own Lincoln circle which will be counted on Saturday, December 28. The counting team will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Pioneers Park Nature Center and split up from there to parks and neighborhoods all around Lincoln. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a social event for all counters at the Unitarian Church to report on sightings and enjoy food and conversation. I will be the count’s coordinator this year, so if you are looking to help out and count, email

December Calendar of Events

December 2        Education Committee, Wachiska Office, 6:00 p.m.  

December 11       Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.

December 13       Finance Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.

December 14       Annual Holiday Pot Luck , Platte Basin Timelapse with

                             Michael Forsberg, and Silent Auction

                             Unitarian Church, 7:00 p.m.

December 13       Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.

                             (note early date due to holidays)

December 17        Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.

December 19        Legislation Committee, DaVinci’s, 11th & G sts., 6:00 p.m.

December 28        Field Trip is Lincoln Area Christmas Bird Count (page 2)



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The photos on this website were taken by Wachiska members. Many thanks to Bruce Wendorff, 

Linda Brown, Paul Johnsguard, Tim Knott, Stu Luttich, John Carlini and Elizabeth Nelson. 

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