Events – Programs and Field Trips

Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment. From September through May, monthly evening programs take place at Moraine Park Technical College. From National Avenue, turn into parking lot O and enter door O-1. Classrooms are on your left. Audubon programs are open to the public with no admission fee. Adults, families, and young people with an interest in environmental issues are encouraged to attend. Our complete schedule of events, programs, and field trips can be downloaded here.

BIRDING IN ECUADOR
Wednesday, February 13, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103/104

Jeff Baughman, an active birder for 40 years, will share information and photos from a tour he led to Ecuador. This tiny country, with 1600 species of birds, offers more bird diversity in less space than any other country in the world!

AQUAPONICS FIELD TRIP
Friday, March 1, 1 pm
Montello

At Nelson and Pade Aquaponics, see how fish and plants are grown together in one integrated, soil-less, commercial, sustainable, year-round farming system. $10/person. Meet at southwest end of Menards parking lot at 11:30 am to form carpool. Return by 3:15 pm.

PRUNING FOR TREES OR WILDLIFE
Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Kevin Hamm, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, will present information on proper tree pruning techniques for various scenarios with considerations given for wildlife.

AERIAL PREDATORS
Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103/104

Rebecca Weiss, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Founder of Aves Wildlife Alliance, will give a presentation on raptors. Learn how they work for us and what makes them different from usual backyard birds. Enjoy an opportunity to see a live owl, hawk, and falcon up close.

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
Friday, May 3–Saturday, May 4

Across the Americas, bird events are scheduled in order to bring awareness of migratory birds. Check back to see what will be happening in Fond du Lac; still in the planning stages.

ALDO LEOPOLD WAS FOR THE BIRDS
Wednesday, May 8, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103/104

Stan Temple, Professor Emeritus in Conservation, will review Aldo Leopold’s love of birds and birding. Leopold faithfully recorded many of his bird observations, providing important historical records that allow understanding on how birds are responding to such environmental factors as climate change.

PONTOON BOAT BIRDING ADVENTURE
Saturday, May 18, 6 pm
Horicon Marsh

Two-hour, narrated birding tour through the marsh. $22/person. Meet at the southwest corner of the Fleet Farm parking lot to form a carpool for the 30-minute drive to Blue Heron Landing in Horicon. Limited to 24 people. Reserve your spot: 920.922.7931 or Dianahbeck@gmail.com.

TUESDAY EVENING SUMMER WALKS
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
A different area trail each week

Explore some of the trails in Fond du Lac County and City with members of Audubon. Carpooling is sometimes available. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, bring some insect repellent, and if available, a pair of binoculars. The walks will last an hour to an hour and a half. Cancelled if steady rain. Specific locations and more information to come in late spring.