Connecting People 
With Nature

Bird of the Month

The high arctic breeder Snow Bunting generally winters as far south as the Nebraska-Kansas border and can occasionally be found braving the freezing winter winds with abandon in crop stubble fields and along the rip-rap of their favorite lakeshores. Perhaps the rocky shorelines remind them of the rocky crevices in which they place their high arctic nests.

 To learn more -

SNOW BUNTING - Birds of Nebraska - Online and 

Snow Bunting Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

To find Nebraska birding trails -

Trees: Our Superhero Friends 

by Justin Evertson

Nebraska Forest Service

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum  

Wachiska Program — Thursday, January 13, 7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom web conference (NO registration required)

Link to attend:

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at  7:00 p.m.

For our January program, Wachiska members are invited to join in this Zoom presentation kicking off a year of activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day in Nebraska.


On Thursday, January 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Justin Evertson, a favorite presenter to this chapter, will discuss “Trees: Our Superhero Friends” which will be a fast-paced overview of trees, including their economic value, physical and mental health benefits, the latest science, the value of planting native species, how trees impact and are impacted by climate change, and more.


This presentation is sponsored by Faith to Forest, an initiative by and for Lincoln faith communities and individuals in 2022 to celebrate, learn about, advocate for, and plant and care for trees in Lincoln. Originally organized by First-Plymouth Church, it was a coincidence that both of our programs are scheduled for the same night and time, so it seemed we should “piggy-back” and share the information.


Immediately following Justin's talk, Wachiska members will be invited to remain on the Zoom for a short discussion by Faith to Forest co-chairs Laurel Van Ham and Lorrie Benson, both Wachiska members, who will provide a brief overview of Faith to Forest planned activities for the year. We'll end with any chapter business that needs to be addressed and which traditionally would precede the program.


There will be NO REGISTRATION for this program—but see the Zoom link below to participate.


To enter the program a few minutes before 7:00 p.m., go to this Zoom link :

Copy and paste this link into your browser or go to Wachiska’s website after January 1 and click on the link directly from the notice to register.


January Calendar of Events

Jan 10         Conservation Committee via Zoom, 6:30 p.m.

Jan 13         General Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

                   "Trees: Our Superhero Friends"

                     by Justin Evertson 

                     No registration required

Jan 15          Newsletter submission deadline, 5:00 p.m

Jan 15          Board Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Wachiska’s Spring 2022 Birdseed Sale. On-line ordering will be available February 1 through March 10. 

 NEW!  Wachiska is on YouTube 


The Wachiska Seed Shop

will be available online in February. Make plans now to help the birds and support Wachiska! 

In September 2021, the Wachiska Board adopted the National Audubon’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as the Chapter’s own goals: 

The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

      Wachiska Reports

    Strategic Plan Update


November Annual Meeting


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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.