Prairie conservation, education, wildlife field trips, & environmental advocacy -- serving 17 counties in southeast Nebraska with 470 acres of prairie.
Wachiska Audubon Society's mission: To preserve and restore native grasslands and other natural ecosystems, promote birding, support native wildlife, provide educational opportunities and advocate on behalf of our natural environment and sustainability, especially in southeastern Nebraska.
Wachiska Audubon Society offers a number of events you may want to participate in.
Members and guests gather to hear guest speakers who are recognized authorities on nature, travel and the world around us and to receive updates on chapter events and area birding. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M in Room 03 (lower level) of the Dick Administration Building on the campus of Union College. 48th and Bancroft Avenue, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Monthly trips to scenic local and regional areas hlep birdwatchers sharpen their skills, let wildflower enthusiasts discover the best prairies, and , in general, prive members and gusts opportunities to get acquainted with like-minded individuals.
In May, Audubon members conduct a census of bird species at the peak of spring migration. Members, friends and businesses are invited to make a pledge per species or a flat donation to support the chapter's work for the upcoming year.
BACKYARD HABITAT TOUR:
Held each spring, this tour opens the yards of local citizens, allowing visitors to gather ideas on landscaping to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
FALL & SPRING BIRDSEED SALES
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Wachiska owns several prairies in southeast Nebraska that the public can visit any time of year free of charge. Below is a list of those prairies.
Dieken Prairie (14 acres, Otoe County, southwest of Unadilla NE)
-- 1.5 miles south on Rd 20 from northwest corner Unadilla and NE 02/Rd 20 intersection to intersection with Rd I, 0.75 miles west on Rd I; Prairie located on south side Rd I and in the northwest corner of the northwest quarter section.
-- Good wildflower displays are seen throughout the year. Visit in late May to Mid June for prairie phlox and narrow flowered scurf pea. Mid June to early July is best for New Jersey tea, black-eyed Susans, and leadplant. Rough gayfeather is outstanding in August. Downy gentian an