Chapter meeting

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Lions Field House – 270 Elkhorn Road (Hwy 67), Williams Bay, WI

Featuring an in-person Badger Talk (free and open to the public)

Charles Darwin is most famous for proposing evolution by natural selection, but he is equally important for recognizing that living organisms are all connected as branches of the “Great Tree of Life.” Over the last two decades scientists have come to appreciate that understanding the tree, “tree thinking,” is essential to understand the natural world and humanity’s place in it.

Speaker David A. Baum is Professor (and former Chair) in the Botany Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he conducts research in evolutionary biology, plant genetics, and the origin and early evolution of life. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Botany at Oxford University, a Ph.D. in Population and Evolutionary Biology from Washington University, and then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin. He served on the faculty of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, earning tenure in 2000, before returning to the University of Wisconsin in 2001. Baum has published two books and >120 research publications and been awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Young Investigator Award, an NSF Career Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He teaches courses in introductory biology and evolution and was honored with the UW-Madison’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Natureland County Park – W8338 Territorial Road, Whitewater, WI

This event is free to attend.

Join us for an outing at Natureland County Park. This field trip will consist of a significant
amount of hiking in winter weather, so please dress appropriately. Winter finches will be
the target species. Meet in the main parking lot on the north side of Territorial Road (you will
see the sign) shortly before 10:00 AM.

If you are interested in going, please contact us.

Contact – Lakeland Audubon Society

Call or Text: (262) 729-9702

Bird Walks at Big Foot


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Big Foot Beach State Park – N1550 S Lakeshore Drive, Lake Geneva, WI

Join us for a Bird Walk near the shores of beautiful Geneva Lake. We will follow the park’s trails while on the lookout for birds and other wildlife. Meet in the main parking area to the right of the entrance station a little before 11:00 AM. A state park sticker: $28 or daily pass: $8 ($13, $3 if age 65 or older) is required to enter Big Foot Beach State Park.

Please contact us if you are interested in going on a walk.

Kevin Dickey – or (262) 729-9702

Visit the events page to see a list of our scheduled bird walks.

bird walks at white river


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

White River County Park – 6503 Sheridan Springs Road, Lyons, WI

Get out and enjoy one of the best parks Walworth County has to offer. We’ll walk the trails and be on the lookout for birds and other critters. We’ll also watch for plant blooms and other interesting elements of nature. Meet at the kiosk by the parking lot a little before 11:00 AM.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending a walk.

Kevin Dickey – or (262) 729-9702

Visit the events page to see a list of our scheduled bird walks.

Christmas bird count results

For anyone who is interested in the final numbers of last year’s CBC, simply click on the link below:

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