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Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

7:00 PM

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

The meeting is free to attend and will include the following talk:

Restoring and Providing Habitat for Birds and other Wildlife

By Jim Killian

Restoring, providing and maintaining quality habitat is important for birds and a wide diversity of other wildlife. This sometimes means assisting wildlife by creating new habitat suitable to the environmental conditions of the site. Wisconsin Master Naturalist Instructor Jim Killian discusses the elements and processes of restoring former and creating new wildlife habitat in Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, a moderate-size and environmentally diverse public property located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

After his retirement as a healthcare executive, Jim dove headfirst back into his undergraduate college love of field biology and conservation by volunteering on various stewardship and restoration projects at Kishwauketoe. Jim serves on the Board of Kishwauketoe, often leading various restoration plans, initiatives and grant writing requests. He is also an avid volunteer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension Snapshot Wisconsin program, hosting and managing two wildlife trail cameras in Kishwauketoe. Jim, his wife, Roberta, and their dog Kepler reside in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Jim recently co-authored the book Kishwauketoe, A Nature Conservancy for the Children of Tomorrow in partnership with Lake Geneva photographer and graphic designer Jen Schildgen. All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit The Friends of Kishwauketoe, Ltd. in continuing the restoration activities in the conservancy.

Bird seed sale

Our Bird Seed Sale is going on Now

Accepting orders until Friday, October 15, 2021

Our chapter’s annual bird seed sale is the primary fundraiser that supports all activities. This includes our educational programs that we have at our monthly meetings. This also includes our educational outreach efforts that go beyond our meetings and strives to reach our local youth to inspire and encourage future generations to engage in bird conservation activities. 

We ask for your generosity and support in these uncertain and challenging times. One thing is for certain: your patronage will be appreciated. The birds will thank you and so will we. Please see the order form for more details. Just click on the link below.


Bird Walks at Big Foot

Wednesdays, throughout the year (9:00 – 11:00 AM)

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 9:00 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.
Kevin Dickey – or 1 (262) 729-9702
Big Foot Beach State Park – N1550 S Lakeshore Drive, Lake Geneva, WI
Check the Events page for a listing of scheduled bird walks – Click here!

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