Lions Field House – Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, May 28 (7:00 p.m.)
“Helping Monarch Butterflies” – By Judy Grasser
This presentation covers the life cycle of Monarch butterflies and how anyone can plant a “Waystation” in their own garden that focuses on planting various milkweed species for the caterpillars to feed on and nectar flowers for the adults to drink, to ultimately aid in their Great Fall Migration. She will cover their stages of growth, the plants you’ll need to provide, and how this benefits our other pollinators too.
Judy started this hobby at 12 years of age, when she and a next door neighbor friend had daily adventures to the prairie field across from their houses. They would come across many butterfly species, it was a paradise for them. They would then hop on their bicycles and head to the local library and look up what we were finding. If you can look back on your best childhood summer, that was mine, she says. Fast forward 40 years, and she has picked this hobby back up again, this time with more of a passion and Google at her fingertips to answer any questions that she has.
This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. The Lions Field House is located at 310 Elkhorn Road (WI-67) in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Our meetings are free to attend and are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Also, there is a chapter pizza party at 6:30 p.m. (Lions Field House) before the meeting. Cost is $5.
(CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Linn Nature Park – Bird Walk
Sunday, May 19 (8:00 – 10:00 AM)
Lakeland Audubon – Spring Bird Walk #3
Join us for a Sunday stroll at the Linn Nature Park. We will follow the park’s trails in search of both resident and migrant birds. We will also take in the sights of the park’s lush prairie landscape. This park is located in the Town of Linn at: 1298 Maple Ridge Rd, Lake Geneva, WI.
For more info, contact Kevin Dickey – phone: (262) 729-9702 or email
We’re looking for individuals with a moderate to advanced knowledge of bird ID to help our wildlife biologist monitor priority grassland bird species. Volunteers must be able to confidently identify or learn 10-15 grassland bird species by sight and sound. This involves off-trail hiking to specific monitoring points along pre-defined routes from May through August. Routes are available at multiple sites throughout the county. Orientation will be provided (details TBA), but volunteers will be expected to provide their own binoculars. Please contact Jackie Bero by email or call: (815) 678-4532 for additional information.