Events – Programs and Field Trips

Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment. From October 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.

Explore Local Trails

We encourage you and your families to explore some of the beautiful trails in our area on your own and with your families.

Kiekhaefer Park
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum
Peebles Trail
Greenway Arboretum
Hobbs Woods
Shaginappi Park
Eisenbahn State Trail
Archer Thomas Olsen Trail at Lakeside Park West
Mascoutin Valley State Trail (Rosendale)
Northwoods (Rosendale)
Riggs Park (Ripon)

 

Empowering the Conversation: Small Farmers and Big Change

Wednesday, October 14, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103 & 104

Emily Ambrose and Leif Rawson-Ahern of Equal Exchange will provide information on the Fair Trade movement: alternative trade organizations, worker-owned cooperatives, building small farmer supply chains, sustainability, and a farmer-partner group. Find out how globally-grown chocolate and coffee make their way here and about Equal Exchange’s relationship with local organizations that support Fair Trade and a more just and sustainable Fond du Lac. For those who prefer to attend via Zoom, click here to register.

Stories from the Bird Lady

Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-103 & 104

Hear about the recently published, 204-page book, Stories from the Bird Lady, in this program by Marsh Haven Nature Center Director, Renee Wahlen. The book is a compilation of articles written over a 30-year period by the late raptor rehabilitator, Barbara Harvey. Find out more about Barbara and her work with thousands of raptors, the development of the book, a favorite story, and a Q&A session. Stories from the Bird Lady (a great gift for nature lovers), will be available for purchase ($25), with proceeds providing care for the educational raptors who reside at Marsh Haven Nature Center. Also available on Amazon.

Full Moon Walk

Sunday, November 29, 5 pm or Monday, November 30, 5:30 pm
Dike Road, Eldorado Road

Join with some adventurous Audubon members, as we walk the dike at Eldorado Marsh in the moonlight. Discover the magic of a nighttime walk, as our eyes adjust to lower light and our ears search out sounds in the silence. We will be on the lookout for owls during the hike, potentially hearing Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, and Eastern Screech Owls. Avid birder, Adam Knueppel, will help us identify their calls.

The full moon rises about 5 pm on Sunday, November 29, reaching fullness at 5:30 am Monday.

We will meet at 5 pm, Sunday in the parking lot at the end of Dike Road on the eastern side of Eldorado Marsh. (The sun sets around 5 pm in late November.) If the weather is cloudy or inclement, we will delay until Monday evening at the same place, but the time will be delayed until 5:30 pm, because the moonrise is later. We will cancel the entire event for both nights if there are too many clouds.

Dress for the weather. Walking sticks or ski poles and a flashlight might be handy for hiking in semi-dark conditions.

For more information, call 920-922-7931 or email dianahbeck@gmail.com.