This event has been canceled!
Unfortunately, we have been forced to cancel the following event due to the disease outbreak. (All meetings are canceled until further notice)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Lions Field House – 270 Elkhorn Road, Williams Bay, WI
Annual Midwest Crane Count
Saturday, April 18, 2020
5:30 AM – 7:30 AM
(Throughout the Upper Mid-West)
International Crane Foundation
Each year in mid-April, over 1,000 volunteers travel to their local wetlands and favorite birding locations to participate in the Crane Count. This annual survey of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes spans over 90 counties in six states of the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota).
To participate in the Crane Count you first need to contact your County Coordinator to be assigned a site and receive additional instructions. Click here to view the listing of county coordinators. See Counter Information to download your data sheet, instructions for entering your data, and other useful links. If your county is not involved and you are interested in becoming a County Coordinator, contact the International Crane Foundation’s Crane Count Coordinator at 608-356-9462.
For those wishing to participate in the Southern Walworth County area please contact us (Lakeland Audubon Society) to be assigned a specific location to count in.
Native Plant Sale
March 15 – May 1, 2020
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 new this year and we think it’s going to be a lot of fun for all of us. For us naturalist and wildlife 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 varieties of plants this Spring. Already an avid backyard naturalist or native plant enthusiast? Then We urge you to add a few more species of wildlife benefiting native plants to your landscape. Because as we all know, variety is the spice of life.
To download an order form, click on the link below.
Bird Walks at Big Foot
Saturdays, 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, $13 if age 65 or older) or daily pass ($8, $3 if age 65 or older) is required to enter Big Foot Beach State Park.
For more information regarding fees, please click on the following link:
Contact: Kevin Dickey – email or 1 (262) 729-9702
Location: Big Foot Beach State Park – N1550 S Lakeshore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI