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.

WHO’S CALLING?
Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Jeff Baughman, an active birder for 40 years, will give an introduction to identifying birds by the sounds they make.

FLYING JEWELS
Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Mickey O’Connor, Avian Zookeeper at the Milwaukee County Zoo, will give a presentation on the natural history of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and other hummers visiting Wisconsin. The focus will be on natural history, preferred plants, banding of the little gems (how and why), as well as ideas on attracting hummingbirds to your property.

FOND DU LAC BIRD CITY – WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD EVENTS
Wednesday, May 2 – Sunday, May 6
Across the Americas, bird events are scheduled in order to bring awareness of migratory birds. ParkWatch has initiated and organized the following events for Fond du Lac:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Nature Talk, 6 pm, McLane Meeting Room, Fond du Lac Public Library
Paul Samerdyke from Horicon Marsh will share information about reducing and eliminating aquatic species in Supple’s Marsh.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

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

Bird Art Exhibit, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Gallery & Frame Shop
94 S. Main Street
Window display of bird art.

Bird Art Exhibit, 11 am – 6 pm
Ubuntu Art Space
52 E. Division Street
See a variety of bird art. 10% off bird-related art.

SATURDAY, MAY 5
Nature Walk, 9 am, Greenway Arboretum
55 W. Pioneer Road; Park on west side of Pick ’n Save parking lot. Meet at the entrance to the 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. Leaders: Terry Leasa, Kerry Sehloff

Bird Art Exhibit, 9:30 am – 1 pm
Gallery & Frame Shop
94 S. Main Street
Window display of bird art.

Bicycle Tour, 10 am, Fond du Lac Loop
Meet at the Festival Foods parking lot (the east side by the Loop bicycle repair station).
Discover birding spots along the Loop trail. Helmets are required. Leader: John McDowell

Migratory Bird Game, 10 am – 1 pm
Lakeside Park
Meet at the Kiwanis Shelter.
For families, children, and adults of all ages. Sponsored by Fond du Lac County Audubon Society.
Leaders: Margie Winter and Kathleen Stetter

Bird Art Exhibit, 11 am – 3 pm
Ubuntu Art Space
52 E. Division Street
See artist Sarah Ninnemann with her exhibit of bird art. 10% off bird-related art.

Nature Walk, 1 pm, Lakeside Park
West of Main Street at the 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. Leaders: Terry Leasa, Kerry Sehloff

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Early Morning Birding Walk, 7 am, Kay’s Ledge
N7836 County Road WH, Taycheedah Township

Look for migrant song birds. Leaders: Terry Leasa, Kerry Sehloff

Bring binoculars if you have them and shoes suitable for outdoor experiences. The nature walks are sponsored by ParkWatch. Audubon will have a limited number of binoculars available for use during the walks.

FONFEREK’S GLEN FIELD TRIP
Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am
2825 Dutchman Road, Brown County

Explore this 74-acre geological gem with a 30-foot waterfall, dolomite cliffs, and a stone archway. Located along Bower Creek in the Town of Ledgeview, this park also includes 30 acres of former agricultural fields that have been planted to native trees and prairie. The waterfall can be viewed from the designated use area, an easy 100-yard walk from the parking lot. Find out more about Fonferek’s Glen hereWe would carpool from the east UW parking lot at 9:30 am. Participants should bring a bag lunch and a beverage.The drive to Fonferek’s Glen takes about an hour and 20 min. We would tour the park and then, if the weather permits, eat our bag lunch on the overlook of the falls. We would leave the park sometime around 1:00 to 1:30 pm. The return time would most likely be around 3:00 pm. No admission cost. Cancelled in the event of steady, all day rain. If you have any questions, call Diana at 920-922-7931 or email her at dianahbeck@gmail.com.

REPAIR OUR WORLD LANDSCAPING
Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Recovery from environmental damage begins in our backyard/home landscapes. Dale Goodner, Naturalist, and Mary Goodner, Horticulturist, Co-presidents of Door County Wild Ones, will present tips for the home landscaper.

Weekly throughout the Summer

SUMMER HIKES WITH AUDUBON

Explore local wild areas and parks! We will begin with a walk at Kay’s Ledge on Hwy. WH on June 5. Many of you may have never had the opportunity to walk on this property. Kay’s Ledge is privately owned and part of the Glacial Conservancy. Watch for full details on all of the other walks both here on the website and in the summer newsletter.