Thursday, February 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Randy (“RandyMan”) Hetzel, a career wildlife biologist and naturalist, will lead the discussion, including descriptions of the three species of bears found in North America -- black bear, grizzly/brown bear and polar bear. The habitat, biology, ecology, and natural history of bears will be discussed, including food habits, behavior and human interaction.
Article by Randy (“RandyMan”) Hetzel and John Krerowicz
Friday, February 15 through
Monday, February 18
A world-wide, joint effort by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada—open to all. Visit gbbc.birdcount.org for more information.
Saturday, February 16 - 9:00 A.M.
Hoy Audubon Society will begin at Myers Park (take 11th Street east to the lake; southwest of Gateway Tech) and make our way northward to the Racine Harbor. Bring your binoculars (and a spotting scope if you have one) and dress for the weather!
Weather Advisory: Weather can be unpredictable, so jackets, gloves, and waterproof footwear are advised when birding. We post field trip cancellations on Hoy’s website and Hoy’s Facebook page/group whenever it is possible to do so ahead of time. If you are unsure whether a trip will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether to attend.
Thursday, March 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Rita Flores Wiskowski and Judith Huf are nature enthusiasts who volunteered for Milwaukee County Park’s citizen science Wetland Monitoring Project. The two partnered to monitor one vernal pond in southern Milwaukee County in the springs of 2017 and 2018. They are excited to share their findings, their learning process, and their adventures of this fascinating project. The data collected by volunteers like them is helping guide habitat management on and around public land. The duo documented a variety of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, plants, and more – some of which they had never observed before. This presentation will feature photos and videos of pond life – from the super cute to the downright beautiful to the very weird to the creepy crawly.
Saturday, March 16, 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Visit Hoy's table (and many other interesting tables!) at EcoFest!
Saturday, March 23 - 8:30 A.M.
Meet at Hwy 20 Park and Ride at 8:30 a.m. if
you’re carpooling We'll arrive at Eagle Lake park (north side) at 9:00 a.m.
We'll bird the lake then check the wetlands near the intersection of Hwy 11 and
75 on the way back.
Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.
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WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY
The Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend.
Bring a bag lunch or cooler. For the WSO field trips, severe weather conditions may cancel the trip. In the event of cancellation, every attempt to notify participants via the WSO Hotline (call 262.784.4032 for recording) and WisBirdNet (recent postings at http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/WISC.html )
Hoy Audubon Society Chapter Membership
Annual renewals for Hoy Audubon Society
“Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.
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