Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment.
There are room changes for our programs at MPTC due to construction.
The room for the January program will be O215. Park in lot O at the west side of MPTC and proceed to the second floor. February’s program will be in E120. Enter door C2 from parking lot C and follow the signs to Building E.
Community Shopping Event with Just Fare Market
Thursday, December 7, 10 am–4 pm
N7645 N. Peebles Lane and also online
Audubon’s annual shopping event at Just Fare Market is at their store and also online. To shop online, go to justfare.org, and click on “Shop now.” Browse through an amazing array of items and place your order. Type Audubon in the order memo line, so that we receive credit for your purchase. Pick up your order Thursday or Friday 10–4 or Saturday 10–2.
Just Fare Market, a Fair Trade store, benefits from your support. Fair Trade is a direct and cooperative business approach helping farmers and artisans in developing countries. It uses environmentally sustainable practices, which helps preserve the world’s birds and natural resources. Fond du Lac County Audubon benefits, as we receive 15% of total sales during event hours which help support our programs.
Winter Wonderland at Kay’s Ledge
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm, N7836 Cty Road WH
Explore this private property along the Niagara Escarpment during the early winter. David Kuckuk, long-time environmental educator and former director of Sheboygan’s Maywood Environmental Park, will lead a hike that focuses on trees in the winter and if possible, animal tracks in the snow.
The hike will last about two hours. Afterward, the group is invited to gather around a bonfire for some hot chocolate. No dogs will be allowed.
Dress warmly (warm boots, etc). Snowshoes or Yaktrax are helpful if there is snow or ice, and ski poles help with balance. Drive east on Cty WH .9 miles from the 151 bypass to the entrance on the west side of Cty WH. Watch for an Audubon sign. Canceled if raining.
Bees and Beneficial Pollinator Species (Presentation)
Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm, MPTC, Room O215
Joel Clary, Pegasus Farm’s beekeeper and Keith Bancroft of Kele Alpacas, will present on bees and beneficial pollinator species in Northeast Wisconsin. Both men are affiliated with Furrows to Fences, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit that provides educational events on small-scale farming using draft horses, specifically Percheron horses, and provides chemical-free garden plots to the community.
Snowshoe Saturday at Kiekhaefer Park
Saturday, January 20, 6 pm, 4235 Kiekhaefer Parkway
Enjoy a guided winter exploration of the hilly trails at beautiful Kiekhaefer Park. If there is good snow, we will snowshoe; otherwise we will hike. If too muddy or if it’s raining, the event will be canceled.
If you don’t have snowshoes, a limited number will be available by reservation at no charge, courtesy of Attitude Sports. For trail conditions or to reserve snowshoes, call Diana at 920-922-7931 or email email@example.com.
Let a Tree be a Tree — The Case for Tree Preservation (Presentation)
Wednesday, February 14, 7 pm, MPTC, Room E120
Long-time tree enthusiast, Fran Paul, shares her observations, research, and select best practices in how we care for trees. Learn how less is more when it comes to pruning, tree health, and longevity. Join us for the love of trees on this special Valentine’s Day presentation.
Great Backyard Bird Count
February 16–19, your own backyard
Contribute to one of the most successful bird counts. More than 173,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count annually to create a snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. Observations can be made from the comfort of your home and only involve a minimum of 15 minutes. Even beginners can help. The website has wonderful aids for identifying the birds in our area. Enter the results online. Final totals and results are available later to all participants. Details are on the website: gbbc.birdcount.org
Audubon Bird Seed Sale
Saturday, March 16, 9—11 am, Haentze Floral Company, 658 Fond du Lac Avenue
Pre-order bird seed by March 1. See our flyer or the order form on our website. We offer high-quality seed to attract a variety of birds to your feeders. There is limited seed available if not pre-ordered.
For more information on these events, call 920-922-7931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore Local Trails with Your Family
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)