July 20 - 5:30 P.M.
We look forward to seeing you at our annual summer picnic! Bring your own beverage, a dish to pass, a plate, and flatware. We’ll meet at picnic area four; if four is unavailable, we’ll meet at area five or six further north. After we picnic, we'll look for birds and play bocce ball.
Field Trip 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
August 3 - 7:00 P.M.
The Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) is a dedicated to restoring, protecting, and sustaining the Root-Pike basin watersheds through funding and facilitation of a regional network of locally initiated projects. Executive Director Dave Giordano will discuss the Root River, Oak Creek, Wind Point, Pike River and the Pike Creek. Join us to learn about watersheds and how important it is to protect them.
Horicon Marsh Field Trip
This is the eighth year that we'll
be going as a group to Horicon, one of Wisconsin's premiere birding hotspots.
In past years, the trip has included a stop along highway 49, where we've
parked our cars and birded from the side of the road. People will set up their
spotting scopes to look for shorebirds on the mudflats, Black Terns, Great
Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night-Herons, American White
Pelicans, coots, Pied-billed Grebes, a variety of ducks. You may get to see a
Northern Harrier flying low over the marsh. Other stops have been Dike and
Ledge Roads, where we have birded from alongside our cars. We have driven the
Auto Tour Route, stopping for a walk on the boardwalk or along Old Marsh Road,
where you may see Green Herons, Least Bittern, Belted Kingfishers, and Eastern
We will meet at the Auto Loop Trail parking area off of Hwy 49 at 9:00 a.m. If you have questions, need directions, or are interesting in carpooling, contactfor questions.
September 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Join us for a fun evening with Judy Grasser, who has a great passion for the Monarch Butterfly. She will share her wealth of information on the importance of preserving habitat for future generations to enjoy. Judy will talk about how to create a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. You will learn about host and nectar plants for your backyard habitat and how to attract Monarch Butterflies and aid in their great migration.
Wind Lake Sod Farms
We’ll carpool to the sod farms and, from the roadside, look for Buff-breasted Sandpipers, American Golden Plovers, Brewer's Blackbirds and other fall migrants. If not meeting for the carpool, we plan to begin near the intersection of North Britton and Olson Roads by 7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, and a bird book.
Thursday, September 14
Meet at lot 3 at 5:30 p.m.; Rick Fare will lead, looking for fall migrants.
Saturday, September 16, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hoy’s seventh Big Sit is a FREE EVENT and open to EVERYONE! It is an easy activity for those with limited mobility, as birders watch from a stationary location. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, water, snacks, and a folding chair. Our experts will have spotting scopes set up for the public and will be happy to talk about birds with you and your family. We’ll be meeting at Samuel Myers again this year—can we top our numbers from last year? Join us to see!
Get Involved with eBird!
Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.
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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Enroll a friend or relative as a member of Hoy Audubon Society. Gift memberships are a wonderful way to help our club grow. Plus, they introduce others to the benefits of belonging to Hoy, such as field trips-both local and distant, informative programs at the monthly meetings, and social events, including the annual picnic and Holiday party.