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.

FIELD TRIP TO BIRCHWOOD
Saturday, August 26
8:30 am Carpool departs from UW-Fond du Lac east lot
9 am Tour begins

Connie Ramthun and Bill Volkert have worked over 30 years to restore their land to natural communities including an oak-hickory woods, restored prairie, and a wetland with natural springs. They have cataloged nearly 600 species of plants and animals on less than 10 acres. Come and be inspired by this natural beauty.

WILD FEAST POTLUCK
Wednesday, September 6
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.

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 is 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.

WOLVES, BEARS AND MUSKOXEN, OH MY!
Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103

Jerry and Deb Sanders share some of their adventures up in the arctic, where they experienced remote wilderness on the tundra and amazing northern wildlife.

WILDLIFE IN YOUR BACKYARD HABITAT
A FUN FAMILY PROGRAM!
Saturday, November 11, 10 –11 am
Theisen Middle School Auditorium

David Stokes, Naturalist, Humorist, and Educator, will teach about wildlife in our own yards with stories, songs, and LIVE animals! A fun favorite for children. Bring your camera!

COMMUNITY SHOPPING NIGHT
AT JUST FARE MARKET
Thursday, December 7, 6 – 8 pm
Just Fare Market, N7645 N. Peebles Lane, Suite 4, 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.

WISCONSIN WINTER BIRDS
Wednesday, December 13, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104

Bill Volkert, retired DNR Naturalist, will give an introduction to a variety of winter birds, their adaptations to winter, and how to attract a variety of birds to your backyard.