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 -
To find Nebraska birding trails -http://nebraskabirdingtrails.com/
In September 2020, the Wachiska Board passed a Resolution in Support of Greater Use of Native Plant to highlight the importance of growing native plants that are regionally important for birds, pollinators and other insects, while using less water and chemicals that can damage ecosystems and climate health.
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83993679491
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 : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83993679491.
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.
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.
November Annual Meeting
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.