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.

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.

Friday, May 3

NATURE WALK
6 pm
Camelot Business Park
Meet at 28 Camelot Drive
Look for waterfowl, possible woodcocks, songbirds, and bats at dusk.
Leaders: Terry Leasa, Kerry Sehloff

ART AND BIRD ACCESSORIES

Kitz & Pfeil Ace Hardware
40 E. 1st Street
8 am –8 pm
Beginning at 10 am on Friday, watch woodcarvers on-site. Throughout the week and weekend, see featured bird art, bird houses, bird baths, and more bird accessories than ever!

Gallery & Frame Shop
94 S. Main Street
9:30 am –3 pm
On Friday, watch a woodcarver on-site. Throughout the week, see bird-related art in a beautiful window display.

Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4

ART

Ubuntu Art Space
52 E. Division Street
11 am –6 pm Thursday & Friday
11 am –3 pm Saturday
Bird related art will be featured in an exhibit entitled Feather, Flight, and Song.

Saturday, May 4

NATURE WALKS

Early Risers Nature Walk
5:30  am
Greenway Arboretum
55 W. Pioneer Road
Park on west side of Pick and Save Parking lot.
Meet at entrance to Greenway Arboretum.
Look for migrant song birds, indigo buntings, kingfishers, clay bank swallows, Nashville warblers, ruby-crowned kinglets, flickers, phoebes, red-tailed hawks, and more.
Walk Leaders: Terry Leasa and Kerry Sehloff

Late Risers Nature Walk
10 am
Greenway Arboretum
55 W. Pioneer Road
Park on west side of Pick and Save Parking lot.
Meet at entrance to Greenway Arboretum.
Look for migrant song birds, indigo buntings, kingfishers, clay bank swallows, Nashville warblers, ruby-crowned kinglets, flickers, phoebes, red-tailed hawks, and more.
Walk Leaders: Terry Leasa and Kerry Sehloff

Afternoon Nature Walk
1 pm Lakeside Park
Meet west of Main Street at shelter across from bathrooms
Look for spring migrants traveling along the Lake Winnebago shoreline; water fowl including possibly pelicans, cormorants, terns; yellow warblers, and more.
Walk Leaders: Terry Leasa and Kerry Sehloff

BICYCLE RIDE

Birding Bike Ride
10 am. Meet at the shelter by UW-Fond du Lac’s east parking lot on the Gottfried Arboretum.
Explore Fond du Lac’s birding hotspots on a bike. John McDowell will lead the ride, part of which will be on the Fond du Lac Loop.

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.