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.

WILD FEAST POTLUCK
Wednesday, September 5, 5 pm 
Lakeside Park, Denevue Creek Shelter

Our season kicks off with a potluck. Participants bring a dish made from wild plants, although conventional food is fine, too. Dinner at 5:30 pm.

Meet at the Denevue Creek shelter in Lakeside Park (east end of Harbor View Drive). We plan to be eating at 5:30 pm. Bring your own plate, cup, bowl, utensils, and beverage. Beer and wine are allowed. 

Your contribution of food or drink to the potluck should include some wild ingredients or fresh produce from your garden. This is an opportunity to experiment and try something new. There are many edible weeds in your own yard. However, avoid areas treated with pesticides. Please bring a list of the ingredients or the recipe, so that people can avoid foods to which they may have an allergy. 

Entrées from the past have included creamed dandelion greens, savory burdock patties, plantain casserole, daylily bud salad, garlic mustard pesto, venison stew, hickory nut cookies, and elderberry pie. 

For more information on the Wild Feast Potluck, call 920-922-7931 or email dianahbeck@gmail.com.

INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION FIELD TRIP
Saturday, September 29, 9 am
Baraboo
At the only place on earth to see all 15 of the world’s crane species, enjoy a guided tour and take a hike on nature trails. $7/person. Carpool from the southwest corner of the Fleet Farm parking lot at 9 am. Tour is at 11 am. Return by 3:30 pm.

FALL BIRD SEED SALE
Saturday, October 6, 9 am–noon
Haentze Floral Company
658 Fond du Lac Avenue
Order in advance; limited amount for drive-up purchase. 143dance@charter.net

YARDENING WITH MOTHER NATURE
Wednesday, October 10, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-102

Margaret Mary Gerhard, environmentalist, teacher, and artistic recycler, will give a lively presentation on the marriage of your yard and garden! Develop a more eco-friendly, edible landscape that is safe, sensible, and water-wise.

URBAN WILDLIFE WORKSHOP: MANAGE WILDLIFE IN YOUR YARD
Saturday, November 3, 9  am–1 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, McLane Room

You, too, can have a bit of the wilderness in your own backyard. Learn how at this workshop presented at the Fond du Lac Public Library by David Drake, UW-Extension wildlife specialist and professor in the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. The workshop is from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 3. The program is free. Register here or on the Fond du Lac Public Library website and click Calendar. Refreshments will be served.

Participants will learn how to create, enhance, and manage habitats in urban and suburban areas to attract wildlife. Learn how to identify urban wildlife species, how to develop a backyard wildlife management plan, and how to manage wildlife damage.

COMMUNITY SHOPPING NIGHT
Thursday, December 6, 6 – 8 pm
Just Fare Market, Peebles

Purchase unique gifts, coffee, chocolate, and other fair trade items. Just Fare Market will donate 15% of total sales to Audubon during those hours. This is a great way to contribute to both Audubon and the social justice movement encompassed by Just Fare Market. 

SNOWY OWLS AND PROJECT SNOWSTORM
Wednesday, December 12, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Gene Jacobs, President of Raptor Services, will give a presentation on snowy owls and the tracking of their annual movements.