2019 Meetings

NOVEMBER MEETING

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

A visit to The Clam Palace

Megan Bradley, Freshwater Mussel Biologist at the Genoa Fish Hatchery, will share her work at the “Clam Palace” propagating mussels and with endangered mussels such as the Higgins Eye Pearly Mussel.

The program is free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER MEETING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Nature Photo Techniques

Wildlife Photographer Jeff Sanders is a wildlife and landscape photographer based out of LaCrosse, and he’ll be sharing his techniques for capturing some of the amazing shots you might have seen on birding facebook pages.

Even if you aren’t an avid photographer, you’ll enjoy some great photography at our first meeting!

The program is free and open to the public.

JUNE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

Annual Potluck

Our last meeting before our summer break is the potluck, followed by birding on the trails. We will have the potluck at a location to be announced. Please bring dishes and of course, a dish to share. We will have the potluck at 6PM and go birding when we’re done eating!

The program is free and open to the public.

MAY MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019

The Liar’s Game -- Birds of a Feather

Fishermen aren’t the only folks who can spin yarns about the one that got away…or that they caught. Come listen as some of our members show off their skill at honesty or outright falsehoods while they share their feathery stories. One is completely not telling it true. Who will it be? Listen to all of them, ask questions of each to see if you can catch them in a lie, then all can vote on who lied. See how good your investigative skills are while enjoying refreshments.

We will also do a quick refresher on how YOU can help LaCrosse County finish up this final year of the Breeding Bird Atlas II, simply by reporting what you see while in the field. Hope to see you all there!

The program is free and open to the public.

APRIL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

A Wisconsin Farm Boy in the Galapagos

Steve Betchkal will share his program “A Wisconsin Farmboy in the Galapagos.” He will share his stories about his time there with Lindblad-National Geographic Expeditions.

Steve is a lifelong Wisconsin birder living in Eau Claire. He has many publications and is a professional TV photojournalist, so we can look forward to hearing great stories and great visual imagery as well.

The program is free and open to the public.

MARCH MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019

Extinction Presentation

Christian Cold is a Wildlife Technician/Educator with the Bureau of Wildlife Management of the Wisconsin DNR. He will share his presentation on Extinction.

In his words, “It is a richly illustrated and thoughtprovoking account of life in the past and present with a positive forecast for the future.” He also says he might “bring a critter to share.” Join us for this interesting talk.

The program is free and open to the public.

FEBRUARY MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Red-tailed Hawk Presentation

Jacqueline Sandberg of the Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center will be presenting on a familiar bird in our area, the Red-Tailed Hawk.

She is the Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Coordinator there, and will surely have some interesting stories and facts to share about one of our most commonly seen raptors.

The program is free and open to the public.

JANUARY MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

Annual Meeting and Potluck

Our January meeting is our annual meeting night. We start with a potluck, complete the annual meeting including board and officer elections, and follow with a member photo presentation.

The program is free and open to the public.