News and Events


Chapter Outing – Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 16, 2020

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy – 251 Elkhorn Road, Williams Bay, WI


Join us for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count!

We will follow the trails of the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy and conduct a census of the birds. This citizen science event is run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s free to participate. More information is available on the Audubon website. Just click on the following link:

Contact: Kevin Dickey – email or 1 (262) 729-9702

2020 Geneva Lake – Eagle Watching Days



Join members of our chapter along the shore of Geneva Lake for some Bald Eagle viewing on February 22nd and the 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. We will be setup in two separate locations:

Fontana Beach – S Lake Shore Drive, Fontana, WI

Edgewater Park – E Geneva Street, Williams Bay, WI

Exact locations may vary depending on ice conditions on the lake at the time of the event. For more information, please contact:

Kevin Dickey – email or 1 (262) 729-9702

Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:00 PM

Lions Field House – 270 Elkhorn Road, Williams Bay, WI

“Ecological Responses to Climate Change: Lessons from the Past”

Presented by: Dr. John Williams, UW-Madison

John Williams Photo#2

How do species adapt to changing climates and how can we help them? Some of our best examples come from the end of the last ice age, when the world warmed by 5-10F. Here I’ll review how we study past climates and ecosystems, what we’ve learned, and insights for today.

John (Jack) Williams is Professor in Geography and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Climatic Research. Dr. Williams research focuses on the responses of plant species and communities to past and future climate change. Research themes include novel climates and ecosystems, the causes and consequences of the wave of species extinctions at the end of the last ice age, and the communities and climates of the last deglaciation as a model system for understanding 21st-century climate change. Awards include the Cooper Award from the Ecological Society of America, the Phil Certain Distinguished Faculty Award and a Romnes Fellowship from UW–Madison, a Bullard Fellowship from Harvard University, an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and an Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship from Durham University. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served before and after the meeting.


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:

Wisconsin State Park Admission Fees

Contact: Kevin Dickey – email or 1 (262) 729-9702

Location: Big Foot Beach State Park – N1550 S Lakeshore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI

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