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Summer Evening Wednesday Walks
Explore area nature trails with an Audubon guide.
June 10 --Shaginappi County Park
June 17 --Marsh Haven
June 24 --Lakeside Park West
July 15 --Greenway Arboretum
July 22 --Oakfield Ledge State Natural Area (Breakneck Hill)
August 5 --Riggs Park
August 26 --Gottfried Prairie/Mary Fran Merwin Memorial Prairie
All walks begin at 6:30 pm.
Canceled if raining.
Summer nature programs
Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton
Ledgeview Nature Center, Chilton
Horicon Marsh Education & Visitors Center
Marsh Haven, Waupun
Reminder of the Wild Feast Potluck
Remember to save the date of Wednesday, September
9 for our annual season kickoff Wild Feast Potluck.
Plan ahead for a food
dish made with some
wild ingredients. It’s
a fun adventure and
the food is always
details will follow in
the fall newsletter.
Sept 18th and 20th
This trip is in conjunction with the Wisconsin ornithology field trip. Jaegers are large gull like birds who derive their name from the German word Hunter. This fits their swift aerial killing style. We will meet at Wisconsin point beach both days at 7 a.m. We will set up a little area with spotting scope to enchance views of the Jaeger’s, possibly all three? (long-tailed, Pomarine and parasitic). Many migrants should also be moving through and we will hunt for unusual gulls. Bring warm clothes, as the weather can be chilly. Also food for the gulls, such as stale bread, will increase our luck.
For more details Contact Amy Sheldon firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bird Seed Sale
The Audubon annual bird seed sale will be Saturday,
October 10. Stock up on quality seed and attract
birds to your feeders!
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas eBird portal
Have you observed a Great Horned Owl on a nest already this year? How about an incubating Bald Eagle? Prairie-chickens dancing? Ravens nest building? With the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas eBird portal now live (http://ebird.org/content/atlaswi/) this is your chance to contribute the project's first field data by entering these sightings and other early-season breeding behaviors.
To assist you we've developed the following step-by-step tutorial for entering Incidental observations such as those often made early in the year before prime atlasing season begins.
Look for additional tutorials on Traveling counts, complete checklists, and other atlas topics in the weeks and months ahead!
WBCI Bird Monitoring Coordinator - Bureau of Wildlife Management
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Bird City - Fond du Lac - Year 3: Sustained Flight
Fond du Lac will hold the city's IMBD events on May 2-3; click here for details
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Thank You to Photographers
See the beautiful work of photographers Elizabeth A.
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