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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

Rookery Boat Trip on Lake Winnebago,
5 pm–Sunset, week of July 19
See pelicans, cormorants, and possibly herons and
egrets. Watch our Facebook page.

Art in the Prairie, Wednesdays June 24 –J uly
15,10 am–noon
Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum
Creative projects and painting for 8–12 year olds.
Register: 920-313-0190 (limited spots)

Prairie Fest, July 25,10 am – 3 pm
Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum
Activities for the whole family. Enjoy prairie tours,
arts, demonstrations, and presentations by local
experts. Audubon will have an activity for children.
On the UW-Fond du Lac campus, 400 University Dr.

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton

Ledgeview Nature Center, Chilton

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitors Center

Marsh Haven, Waupun

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 ( 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!

Ryan Brady
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
more info on Bird City here

Explore the world of birds with Audubon’s completely re-imagined website: You’ll find the stunning photographs that you’ve come to expect from Audubon magazine along with a wealth of web-exclusive material.

Thank You to Photographers
See the beautiful work of photographers Elizabeth A.
W. Ahlborn,
Gretchen Steele, and Joel
Nisleit in our newsletter, and
visit them online to see more of their photography!

Membership Renewal
Support the Fond du Lac County Audubon Society by renewing through our local chapter. Click here.

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