Connecting People 
With Nature

The Writing of Great Plains Birds--

Where Do You Start? 

by Larkin Powell 

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.

via Zoom web conference (registration required)

Link to register:

In my talk, shall we all pretend that we have been asked to write a book with the title “Great Plains Birds” for the casual observer or even for a tourist in the Great Plains? Where do you start? What birds should you include when limited by space? There are so many birds—many of them have historical, social, cultural, political, scientific, or personal reasons for inclusion in such a book. I hope we can have a lively discussion, and then we will see if your ideas match what I actually did in the book!

Larkin Powell is a professor of conservation biology and animal ecology in the School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also serves as an associate dean for experiential education for UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Larkin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on wildlife management and research. His research program focuses on landscape dynamics, animal demography and movements, and decisions made by private landowners in the Great Plains and throughout the world. Along with Great Plains Birds (University of Nebraska Press) which will be the focus of our October 8 Zoom program, he has written a textbook, Principles for Management of Fisheries and Wildlife: The Manager as Decision-maker, (Cognella). In his spare time, Larkin enjoys writing poetry, fishing, hunting, and photography.


Join Wachiska on Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom to learn about birds of our geographical area. This free, public program is available to those who register at the link above. You can copy and paste the link into your browser or go to Wachiska’s website and click on this link directly to register. You will then receive a confirmation with the meeting number and password. A few minutes before the program is to begin, use this confirmation information and you’ll be invited into the meeting.

October 7 Deadline for ordering

                 birdseed and

                 Audubon Calendars

October 16-17 Birdseed Distribution

              see newsletter for information 


October 8 General Meeting video Zoom 7:00 p.m

                        (note required registration)

                        "Writing of Great Plains Birds"

October 12 Conservation Committee, 5:30 p.m.

                        via Zoom (check with Chairman)

October 15  Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office,

                         5:00 p.m.

October 20  Board Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

                         (contact Theresa Pella for meeting

                          number/password if not a Board member

                          and want to attend.)  

October 22  Legislative Committee via Zoom, 7:00 p.m. 


No Education Committee meeting this month.

October  Calendar of Events

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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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