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Simple Strategies to Prevent Bird-Window Collisions

Thursday, November 16

6:30 pm Social; 7:00 pm Program

Evergreen Retirement Community, Lower Level Commons

1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh

     Every year in the United States, between 365 and 988 million birds are killed after colliding with buildings. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the greatest mortality does not occur at gleaming, glass-covered high-rises, but at shorter buildings, and especially at residences. This means that homeowners across the country have a great opportunity: By decreasing the number of birds that strike their windows, they can dramatically improve the state of our birds.

     In this presentation, Chuck Hagner will describe proven strategies and effective products that homeowners can use to keep birds from striking the windows of their home.

    Hagner is a member of the board of directors of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, in Ozaukee County, and the former editor-in-chief of BirdWatching magazine. He lives in Milwaukee.

    This is a joint meeting of Winnebago Audubon Society and Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter. It is free and open to the public.


PAST PROGRAMS

Wiouwash Trail Prairie and Hop Farming History

Sunday, September 17    1:30 pm

Meet at the Wiouwash Trail Parking lot on County Rd. G, Allenville
      Join us for a stroll along the Wiouwash Trail north of Oshkosh where we will explore one of the remnant prairies that is designated a State Natural Area plus learn about the thriving hop farms that bordered the trail over 100 years ago. This is an easy walk of about 1.25 miles roundtrip.
     Come check out the fall blooms of the Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies: prairie dock, Indian grass, sunflowers, goldenrods, asters, and gentians!  DNR has acquired pollinator focused funding for brush control and prescribed burning at the prairies so come ready to learn about the work that has been done and is planned for the future at the trail prairies from Justin Nooker, Conservation Biologist – Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, DNR, and SNA Crew Leader.

     The Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies features a series of three low prairie remnants along a 4-mile segment of a former railroad right-of-way. The prairie contains a diversity of native prairie species. The wet-mesic prairie remnants are especially noteworthy because of their location at the northeastern edge of the prairie-oak savanna region in Wisconsin. Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies are owned by Winnebago County and was designated a State Natural Area in 1980.

     The Allenville area has a rich history of hop farming which began by the late 1840s, when Yankee settlers to the area were putting in hop fields. The boom years were the 1860s. Few remnants of our old hop culture survive. The most tangible link are the hops growing wild on what used to be the hop farm of Silas Allen in Allenville. You can find them growing along theWiouwash Trail just north of County Road G.

     Lee Reiherzer, local beer history expert, will join us on our walk to the prairie to tell us more about hop farming in our area.

Owl at Oblio's Rescheduled!

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017    10:00 am-Noon

Meet Fran, a Great Horned Owl

at Oblio's Lounge 434 N. Main St., Oshkosh

     Back by popular demand, Winnebago Audubon invites you

to meet Fran, a Great Horned Owl, on Saturday, July 15 at

Oblio’s Lounge, 434 N. Main St., Oshkosh from

10:00 am-Noon. Saturday is Kid’s Day at the Oshkosh

Farmer’s Market, so visit the Farmer’s Market and stop in at

Oblio’s for an informal meet and greet with a really cool owl.

     Adults and children alike will find this presentation awesome.

It is an opportunity to see an owl up close, learn all about what they eat, and the habitat that they live in. You may be surprised to know that they are very common in the city.  Fran is an educational bird who will be with Ann Rosenberg, a licensed bird rehabilitator.

     You may enter Oblio’s through the front or back door. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. It is free and open to the public.

     Check out the extensive selection of refreshing craft beer on tap, too!

Catch, Tag and Release Migrating Monarchs

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017     1:00 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 10)

Location: WILD Center
2285 W. Butte des Morts Beach Rd., Neenah
Take I-41 north to Exit 136 (W. Prospect Ave., Menasha). Turn right onto Prospect, then right again onto Northern Rd. Stay on Northern Rd., then just over the RR tracks turn right on W. Butte des Beach Rd. The WILD Center is the first place on the left.

      Families, friends, young and old alike, can participate in the autumn migration of monarchs. There will be a short orientation and a demonstration of the tagging process. Then participants will spread out over the property to net monarchs. We will then assist you in attaching a numbered tag to the wing, record data, and release them as part of a nationwide research project by the University of Kansas called MonarchWatch (www.monarchwatch.org). We will also tag at Glatfelter Prairie just down the road.
      These amazing fliers will migrate 1800 miles to spend the winter in the mountains of central Mexico.
      This event is suitable for children four years and up. We strongly recommend that children wear long pants, shoes and socks. We have a limited number of butterfly nets available for use, so please bring your own if you have one.
      Fee: Free to Winnebago Audubon members. Non-member fee is $3.00/adult and $1/child 17 and under. Pre-registration is not required. Non-members may join at the event for only $20 for a one-year family membership.
     If the weather is questionable and you would like to check if we are still going to meet, call or text Evelyn at 920-573-7828.


Conservation Carnival

Saturday, July 22, 2017     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Menominee Park Zoo, Oshkosh

Join us for their 9th Annual Conservation Carnival
Activities include:
- Paint the shed: decorate our shed with your animal paintings!
- Make masks of endangered species: black rhinos and blue throated macaws!
- Bird education stations: bird habitats, peanut butter pinecones, and meet Keyahna!
- Learn to tie flies with Trout Unlimited!
- Bird conversations with Winnebago Audubon!
- Learn about aquatic invasive species from the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance!
…and more!
They will be hosting an E-Cycle Fundraiser!
      Did you know that Wisconsin signed into law Senate Bill 107 which effective September 1, 2010 bans all electronics including; computers, printers, televisions, cellphones, and other materials from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators?

      These electronic devices contain harmful materials such as; lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, other heavy metals, and chemical flame retardants. When compacted into the Earth in a landfill or incinerated, these chemicals can leach into the environment where they may affect human and environmental health.

     Bring your old electronics to us and in partnership with Sadoff Recycling Center, they will recycle your electronics properly for only $5 per item, and $15 for TV’s!

May Bird Count

Saturday, May 13

      Birdwatching in May is exciting. Would you like to participate in the annual May Day Bird Count? It’s an annual event that has taken place in Winnebago County for 50-plus years. Oshkosh Bird Club, which coordinates the effort, needs additional volunteer counters to help cover Winnebago County on Saturday, May 13. You’ll need to identify and count numbers seen. If interested, call Tom Ziebell at 920-312-1976. More information is available on the website www.oshkoshbirdclub.com.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017

6:00 am - 2:00 pm Menominee Park, Oshkosh

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday Night Out Gallery Walk

NEW this year!

Bird Fest Under the Dome 2017:
Exhibit by 23 photographers from around the state displaying their work. Hosted by the Oshkosh Public Library (106 Washington Ave) in the Waters Building and sponsored by the Oshkosh Photography Group.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Visit www.oshkoshbirdfest.com for all the information.

Like us on Facebook and watch for the daily bird quiz beginning in April.

Oshkosh Bird Fest          

City of Oshkosh

Winnebago Audubon is a major sponsor of this event.

VOLUNTEER:  We are looking for people to volunteer an hour or two. You can help by welcoming people or manning the Audubon exhibit. Contact Janet at oshkoshbirdfest@gmail.com or 920-216-1172.

Our May Birdathon Partners with

the Great Wisconsin Birdathon

Help Audubon continue to sponsor programs and

activities in our schools and community PLUS support statewide

programs to benefit birds !

     Spring migration is almost upon us, and the warm Wisconsin weather a few weeks ago was a tease for the wonderful birding that spring will bring. Winnebago Audubon is joining with the Great Wisconsin Birdathon this year to raise awareness about protecting, restoring, and enhancing the populations and habitats of Wisconsin’s and Winnebago County’s wild birds.
      Please consider starting your own team, sponsoring an individual, or supporting one of Winnebago Audubon’s existing Birdathon teams with a pledge at www.wibirdathon.org. Donations earned will go toward important Wisconsin bird conservation initiatives and will help Winnebago Audubon continue to sponsor programs and activities in our schools and community. Visit the Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2017 website for more information and to make your pledge.
      If you don’t have access to the internet or want assistance in signing up, just call Daniel Fiser at 920-573-9135 or e-mail dsfiser@hotmail.com.

Hands on Oshkosh Work Day at Sullivan's Woods

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:30 to Noon

Location: Sullivan's Woods

    

     Hands on Oshkosh is sponsored by Reeve Union Volunteerism at UW Oshkosh. It is run by student volunteers and designed to bring students, faculty and staff together to volunteer in the Oshkosh community.

     About 30 UWO students will volunteer to help us fight buckthorn at Sullivan's Woods on Saturday, April 16from 9:30-Noon.  These young people do the hard work, but we could use some supervising volunteers to help identify buckthorn and guide them on how the job needs to be done. It is a great opportunity to work with these enthusiastic young people.

Annual Midwest Crane Count

Saturday, April 8, 2017

5:30-7:30 am

     The Annual Midwest Crane Count is a citizen science tradition created by the International Crane Foundation (ICF) of Baraboo, WI, to monitor the general population trend of sandhill cranes in the Upper Midwest, as well as to promote awareness of cranes and wetland conservation throughout the count area. We invite you to help gather this valuable data to further ICF research. Volunteer counters of all ages can enjoy this early morning activity. Winnebago Audubon coordinates the count in Winnebago County which has 46 designated sites to be surveyed.

Secure Your Site Early!

IMPORTANT NOTE to PAST COUNTERS:

Please confirm your site by April 1 or as soon as possible!

Sites available for new counters. 

     The Annual Midwest Crane Count is Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  Winnebago Audubon Society will again coordinate the Winnebago County sites with Tom Morley as the new Coordinator.

     As always, you need to be assigned a Winnebago County site prior to the count date.  Many of our counters have been participating for years and like to count on the same site each year.  All previous counters should contact Tom by Saturday, April 1 or as soon as possible to secure their site. New counters should contact Tom to be assigned a site.  If you provided your email address in the past, you should receive an email reminder from.  When you confirm a site, please reaffirm your email address so we keep our contact information current.

     The International Crane Foundation is using eBird to track the crane count. Crane counters are asked to log into www.ebird.org to set up a personal account for their crane count.  All cranes counted through the Annual Midwest Crane Count will be logged through eBird.org.  I recommend you go to www.savingcranes.org and read about the crane count.  Select Species Field Guide, scroll down and select Sandhill Crane.  Scroll down and read about the Sandhill Crane, listen to their calls to familiarize yourself for the count and select “To learn about the Annual Midwest Crane Count, click here”.  You should review the Counter Information where the data sheets are available to print, and the Data Entry Instructions: Using eBird.  These are relatively easy to follow.  You must register as a new user unless you used this last year or for other counts.  To find your site on the Map, indicate the closest road to your site and type the road name and city and state in the Zoom to: search area.  You should be able to see your site.  Mark it as a personal location and log your crane count.  We have maps for most of the sites, if you want a map for your site, Tom can e-mail you one. 

     We do not have plans to meet after the count for breakfast as we have in the past. If you are disappointed in our decision, please let us know. We are open to suggestions, since it is fun to share our counting experience and enjoy the camaraderie

     We look forward to having great participation in the crane count this year.  Confirm the site you want to count from previous years by sending Tom an email or calling and leaving a message.  Please provide contact information when you do that.  If you are a new counter or don’t have a favorite site, let him know that too.  He will assign the remaining sites after the April 1 deadline.  Remember to mark your calendar for Saturday, April 8 for the Annual Midwest Crane Count. 

Tom Morley , Winnebago County Coordinator

tcmorleybirds@gmail.com or 920-915-6191

Spring Banquet   

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Primo Restaurant, 2605 Jackson St., Oshkosh

$25.00 per person.

Reservation deadline is March 27.

You will find a reservation form on page one of the March-April 2017 newsletter which you will find on the Newsletter Tab of this website.

5:00 pm: Social

6:00 pm: Dinner . . . followed by our program "Ding's Darling”

    The Federal Duck Stamp Contest will be held in Wisconsin for the first time ever in the fall of 2017! This unique art contest, the only one sponsored by the Federal government, features some of the best wildlife art in the nation.
Tim Eisele, an outdoor writer and photographer from Madison served as a judge for the Federal Duck Stamp contest in 1994 and his presentation “Ding’s Darling” (the result of his research on Ding Darling) provides interesting details about the contest and helps to bring the passion of Ding Darling to life.
      The Federal Duck Stamp came about thanks to Ding Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from Des Moines, Iowa, and the presentation will let you see some of the cartoons by Ding Darling that explain the innovative ideas he had that benefit Wisconsin natural resources today.
      You will learn about Ding Darling and his connection to Wisconsin, what Wisconsin artists have won the stamp design contest, how the winning artist is selected, what the key is to submitting a winning entry and where the money from stamp purchases is spent. You will also see photos of the top dozen entries and be able to make your own selection for the Duck Stamp!
      Eisele is a full-time freelance outdoor writer and photographer. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Foundation and the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association, Conservation Congress, Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and more. He and his wife own and manage 100 acres in Crawford County in an effort to increase its bio-diversity and attract more wildlife.

Steve Keller's Travelling Snake Show
Sat., March 25

1:30 pm

Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Road 7, Oshkosh
      Meet local herpetologist Steve Keller and his wonderful collection of snakes. Learn about snakes from around the world and their natural history. Then enjoy a truly hands-on opportunity to hold a snake or two.
      This program will be fun for the whole family. It is free and open to the public, but we will have a donation box at the door. Space is limited.
      No venomous snakes are included in this program.

Birds & Beer #4

Eagles on the Fox River

followed by lunch at Fox River Brewing Tap Room, Oshkosh
Sat., Feb. 18

10:00 am

      Open water in winter attracts Bald Eagles and waterfowl. Since the Great Backyard Bird Count runs Fri., Feb. 17 through Mon., Feb. 20, we will also count the birds we see and contribute our data to this international, citizen-science project which is coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon.
      Meet us in the parking lot of the Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course (2175 Punhoqua Dr., Oshkosh), where we will set up scopes and use binoculars to check open water near the Butte des Morts bridge. We will then work our way back along the river through Rainbow Park.
      After birding, we can warm up and talk about birds in the Fox River Brewing Tap Room (formerly Fratello’s) across the river from Rainbow Park. Sample their craft beer or enjoy whatever your favorite beverage is. And, if you like, have lunch with us (Dutch Treat). The Tap Room is family friendly.
      Please dress for the weather and bring your binoculars if you have them. We will have binoculars to share. This outing is free, open to the public, and reservations are not necessary.

Great Backyard Bird Count
Feb. 17-20
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) on Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20. It’s for everyone, from beginner birdwatchers to experts, and anyone can participate from anywhere in the world. Each checklist submitted helps the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada, and the National Audubon Society learn more about how to protect birds and the environment we share. Together we can make our local birds count!
Visit www.birdcount.org for all the details on how you can participate!

Kestrels, Sea Turtles & Ice Cream, oh my!
Sun., Feb. 12

1:30 pm

Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Road 7, Oshkosh
      Please join us for an educational and fun "sundae" afternoon with Audubon friends. The Audubon Board will treat you to ice cream and a variety of toppings to enjoy while learning about two local projects. There will be a drawing for “birdy” door prizes, too! Free and open to the public.
      First, we’ve invited Carl Traeger’s 5th grade First Lego League team to come and share what they have been working on. For the 2016-17 First Lego League season, their challenge was to identify a problem when people and animals interact, and design a solution that makes the interaction better for animals, people, or both. The team decided on sea turtles and came up with a very interesting “P.O.S.T. Fan” design. P.O.S.T. stands for Positive Odds for Sea Turtles and it is a large aluminum fan that is meant to scare away birds from the newly born baby sea turtles trying to make it to the ocean from their nest. The team has recently competed in two competitions in the state, regionals and sectionals, and is moving on to the state tournament next month. At the sectionals tournament in December, they won a special “Research Award” for all the work they put into coming up with this very creative solution to help the baby turtles. Ask them more about their project and their robot challenge as well!
      Secondly, Chapter member, Dana Hartel, was inspired by the speaker at our Spring Banquet to attend our Saw-whet Owl field trip and then pursued and was awarded a grant to attend Gene Jacobs’ week-long raptor workshop. As a result of the workshop, she became interested in a citizen-science project to set up nest boxes and monitor American Kestrels in our area. Dana will share her workshop experience and tell us more about “tracking kestrels one feather at a time.”

Toward Harmony with Nature Conference
Sat., Jan. 28, Oshkosh Convention Center
Learn more and pre-register on-line at
www.towardharmonywithnature.org
21st Annual Conference presented by Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter featuring keynote speaker, Rob Nurre, who will portray a very specail time traveller from 1839, "The Surley Surveyor", giving us a privileged look at what our area looked like before the first European settlers came and altered it forever. Plus 3 breakout sessions with 9 topics to choose from.

Eagle Days along the Fox

Sat., Jan. 21 and Jan. 28

Visit www.eagledaysalongthefox.org for all the details about this weekend event. There is a map of all the viewing sites to explore and a list of the presentations at various locations along the Fox River from Neenah to Kaukauna.

Native Plants & Birds, Stopover Initiative

Thursday, November 17, 6:30 pm

6:30 pm Social

7:00 pm Program

Evergreen Retirement Community, 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh    

     Winnebago Audubon and Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter will host this program by Kim Grveles, DNR Avian Ecologist.

    This presentation will discuss the work of the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative and why stopover habitats are important to the survival of migratory birds. We will learn about the significance of the Great Lakes region, particularly Wisconsin's Lake Michigan basin, for migratory birds.  Do you know what backyard habitat features are most used by migratory birds?  You can make easy additions to your backyard that will benefit migratory birds and the habitats on which they depend as they journey through our Great Lakes neighborhoods.

    This program is free and open to the public.

Hands on Oshkosh Work Day at Sullivan's Woods

Saturday, Oct. 15

9:30 to Noon

Location: Sullivan's Woods, 6342 Hay Rd, Town of Utica    

     Hands on Oshkosh is sponsored by Reeve Union Volunteerism at UW Oshkosh. It is run by student volunteers and designed to bring students, faculty and staff together to volunteer in the Oshkosh community.

     About 30 UWO students will volunteer to help us fight buckthorn at Sullivan's Woods on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9:30-Noon.  These young people do the hard work, but we could use some supervising volunteers to help identify buckthorn and guide them on how the job needs to be done. It is a great opportunity to work with these enthusiastic young people.

     If you can help out, contact Dave Moon: 920-235-4429 or djmoon@northnet.net.

Sullivan's Woods Tour

Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm

6342 Hay Rd, Town of Utica
     Friends of Sullivan’s Woods is hosting a tour of the Oshkosh Area School District Environmental Outdoor Education property for Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter which is also open to Winnebago Audubon members and friends. It will begin with an easy walking tour on established trails through the woods and prairie. This will be followed by the showing of our introductory Fall video that students view before their day-long visit and a short presentation about the property and what we do there. Free and open to the public.

Birds & Beer Field Trip #3

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 am

Meet Fran, a Great Horned Owl

on the back patio at Oblio's Lounge

434 N. Main St., Oshkosh

     Here is an opportunity to see an owl up close and learn all about what they eat and the habitat that they live in. You may be surprised to know that they are very common in the city. Fran is an educational bird who will be with Ann Rosenberg, a licensed bird rehabilitator.
     Come on down to enjoy the Farmer’s Market and stop in at Oblio’s to visit Fran. He will be on the back patio. You may enter through the front door or from the back parking area which can be accessed from Main St. through the parking area next to Gardina’s. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. It is free and open to the public.
      Check out the extensive selection of craft beer on tap, too!

Live Green Event

Saturday, September 10, Noon-4:00 pm

Leach Amphitheater, Downtown Oshkosh
Interested in a day of sustainability and conservation?
      Silver Star Brands, City of Oshkosh, and 4imprint are sponsoring an event to educate the community on ways to Live Green in every aspect of their lives. There will be kids activities, food for purchase, live music and educational booths from businesses and organizations to provide information on energy conservation, resource preservation, recycling, adopting pets, green transportation, and more!
The event is open to the public and admission is free! It will be held rain or shine, under tents.
      The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance will be hosting rain barrel workshops throughout the afternoon for only $35. To ensure your spot and a rain barrel, please visit:
http://www.fwwa.org/eventespresso/rain-barrel-workshop-oshkosh-sept-10/

Audubon's Birds of America

May 7 - October 16, 2016

Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh

     This exhibition features a selection of extraordinary, hand-colored original engravings created by renowned American artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) for his series The Birds of America. Dating from 1827 to 1838, these impressive, large-format masterworks (known as the “Double Elephant Folio”) are the most celebrated work of American ornithology and are among the most beloved wildlife imagery in the world today. Featuring loans from Midwest institutions and Audubon’s homestead at Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, the exhibition is organized by the Paine Art Center and Gardens and curated by David J. Wagner, a distinguished scholar and leading expert in American wildlife art. The lead sponsor of the exhibition is Horicon Bank.
      In conjunction with this exhibit, there will be a special event weekend, June 2-4, with educational programs sponsored in partnership with Winnebago Audubon Society and supported by Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. We have invited Brian “Fox” Ellis to portray John James Audubon. He will give gallery walks and a family program at the Paine Art Center and Gardens (see below).
      While in Oshkosh, we have arranged for Mr. Ellis to give some of his ecological programs at two public schools.

Catch, Tag and Release Migrating Monarchs

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

(Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 4)

1:00 pm

Location: WILD Center

2285 W. Butte des Morts Beach Rd., Neenah

Directions: Take I-41 north to Exit 136 (W. Prospect Ave., Menasha). Turn right onto Prospect, then right again onto Northern Rd. Stay on Northern Rd., then just over the RR tracks turn right onto W. Butte des Morts Beach Rd. The WILD Center is the first place on the left.

     Winnebago Audubon Society invites families, friends, young and old alike, to participate in the autumn migration of monarch butterflies on Saturday, Sept. 3 (Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 4) from 1:00-3:00 pm at the WILD Center in Neenah. There will be a short orientation and a demonstration of the tagging process. Then participants will spread out over the property to net monarchs. We will then assist you in attaching a numbered tag to the wing, record data, and release them as part of a nationwide research project by the University of Kansas called MonarchWatch (www.monarchwatch.org). We will also tag at Glatfelter Prairie just down the road. At this location, we will also be able to view the new osprey nesting platform that was erected recently thanks to the efforts of Winnebago Audubon member, Tim Kneeland.

     These amazing fliers will migrate 1800 miles to spend the winter in the mountains of central Mexico. Two of the monarchs that we tagged last year were found in Mexico!

     This event is suitable for children four years and up. We strongly recommend that children wear long pants, shoes and socks. We have a limited number of butterfly nets available to use, so please bring your own if you have one.

     Fee: It is free to Winnebago Audubon members. The non-member fee is $3.00 per adult and $1.00 per child 17 years and under. Pre-registration is not required.

Non-members may join at the event for only $20.00 for a one-year family membership.

     If the weather is questionable and you would like to check if we are still going to meet, email:  winnebagoaudubon@gmail.com or call/text: 920-216-1172.

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Birds & Beer Field Trip #2

Sunday, July 17, 1:00 pm

Glatz Nature Preserve, Brewing History and Root Beer

     Learn about this tiny park on the south side of Oshkosh that is a warbler hotspot in spring and is all that remains of a once thriving brewery. Anita Carpenter will lead this easy nature walk and Lee Reiherzer, co-author of "The Breweries of Oshkosh", will share the history of the brewery and the caverns buried there.

     Afterwards we can enjoy a refreshing root beer or other treat at Ardy & Ed's.

     Meet at the entrance to the park at the south end of Doty St. near Ardy & Ed's.