A unique photography exhibit featuring both the above-ground and below-ground beauty and diversity of our Nebraska prairies and plains.
August 31 - September 30
WallSpace-LNK, 1624 S. 17th Street, Lincoln
Th-Sat, Noon to 5pm
The variety, strangeness and beauty of nematodes, microscopic worms present in all habitats on the planet, are featured in electron micrographs created at UN-L. Color images of above-ground prairie landscapes are paired with images of these below-ground creatures.
Doug Tallamy, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware has written numerous books on native landscapes. Tallamy will give a talk to celebrate Wachiska's 50th Anniversary on December 3, 2023. Lincoln's own Francie and Finch bookstore will donate 10% of the sales of Tallamy's books and CD's to Wachiska. Follow this link to order from Francie and Finch and be ready for his talk on December 3, 2023.
Floodplain: A Clear View of Life
in the Big Muddy by Alex Wiles
Wachiska Program and General Meeting —
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m., Unitarian Church,
6300 A Street, and also via YouTube link:
The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. For centuries we have relied upon the water and species within it for survival, and recent decades have seen its ecology drastically change due to the influences of human development. Natural functions such as seasonal flooding have been mitigated by dams and channelization, enabling invasive species to take hold in this changed environment. Floodplain aims to shed light on the unique and elusive biodiversity of the Missouri River basin in the hope that it will inspire people to care for this intricate source of life.
Alex Wiles is a filmmaker, photographer, and storyteller based out of Omaha. His interest in conservation initiatives takes him around the world where he documents the challenges faced by wildlife and the work of those who wish to protect it. Alex’s broader work in the field of natural history and science filmmaking has led to a specialization in macro techniques and finding unique methods of documenting the world’s often overlooked inhabitants.
Join Wachiska on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln’s Unitarian Church to see some fascinating photography while learning about the Missouri River basin. This free public in-person talk will also be live-streamed at https://youtube.com/live/QtklG3HcAyw?feature=share. Copy this link into your browser. No registration is necessary. Check Wachiska’s website for links to this and past programs.
October Calendar of Events
October 9 Conservation Committee, via Zoom 6:30 p.m.
October 12 General Meeting, "Floodplain: A Clear View of Life
in the Life of the Big Muddy" by Alex Wiles
7:00 p.m. In-person meeting at the Unitarian
Church, 6300 A Street, and also live-streamed;
no registration needed (see link above)
October 13-14 Birdseed pick up
Pick up birdseed orders at 14th and Arapahoe
Friday, October 13, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
October 14 Second Saturday Seeds collection
Dieken Prairie, 10:00 a.m.
October 15 Newsletter deadline in Wachiska office,
October 17 Board Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.
October 21 Field Trip to Little Salt Fork Marsh 8:30 a.m.
Fall Bird Seed Sale October 4 last day to order
Pick up October 13 and 14
Give Nebraska is preparing to kick off this year's
Wachiska Audubon Society will be participating and we are fortunate to be one of the 70+ members who benefit from the 100+ public and private workplaces that allow employees to contribute to their favorite non-profits through payroll deductions.
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.
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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.