Kettle Moraine Bird Festival
We’re thrilled to announce that our annual Kettle Moraine Bird Festival will be taking place again this year! Held at Bromley Woods, this event is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature with others during the currant pandemic. The festival will include guided bird walks led by members of the Lakeland Audubon Society at 8, 9, and 10am.
Guest speaker Wayne Rohde will also give a presentation on warblers, one of the most seen species of birds in deciduous forests such as Bromley Woods! Gourmet lunch boxes are available for purchase before May 2nd. R.S.V.P by May 6th here.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
White River Park – 6503 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, WI
Dragonflies & Damselflies: A Natural History
Come experience an image-intensive, up close and personal presentation of the insect order Odonata, a visually splendid group of insects with ancestors dating back over 300 million years to a time when dragonfly-like creatures with two and a half foot wingspans ruled the air. Today these successful aquatic insects represent a diverse group of carnivores with complex life cycles. Through macro and micro photography, Marla Garrison will present the captivating Lilliputian world of local dragonfly and damselfly fauna including their anatomy, life history, behaviors and diversity.
Marla Garrison is an instructor of biology at McHenry County College. She is the author of Damselflies of Chicagoland published online by the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History (https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/388). She sat on the Executive Council of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas for many years. She has worked with the US Fish & Wildlife Service on the federally endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly project and conducts dragonfly research and surveys throughout the state of Illinois and around the country. She is currently completing her second field guide entitled Dragonfly Nymphs of Northern Illinois.
Before the talk, join Marla and members of our chapter on guided walk through White River Park. On the walk we will seek out appropriate habitat for Dragonflies and Damselflies, hopefully spotting a handful of species along the way. The walk will begin at 6:00 PM and starts from the pavilion.
Native Plant Sale
Our 2021 Native Plant Sale has begun.
Do you like to garden? Would you like to help the birds and support our chapter? If so, you should consider patronizing our native plant sale. It’s back this year and we think it’s going to be just as fun as it was last year. For those of us who are gardeners, it can be really exciting to see how a new species of plant will do in our yards and gardens. It’s even more exciting (and rewarding) to see birds, pollinators and other forms of wildlife benefiting from your work. If this is your thing, start gardening with native plants this Spring. Already an avid backyard naturalist or native plant enthusiast? Then I urge you to add a few more species of native plants to your landscape. Because as we all know, variety is the spice of life.
To download and print an order form, click on the link below the image.
Bird Walks at Big Foot
Wednesdays, throughout the year (9:00 – 11:00 AM)