October 4 - 7:00 P.M.
Aszya Summers will discuss information and outcomes from the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCI) related to misconceptions about climate change, and will give an overview of climate change science. While climate change is often thought of as a global issue, impacts are not just on the global scale and can already be readily observed on the local level. I will describe some local impacts of climate change, as well as what actions we need to take to begin to halt and perhaps even reverse the changes.
Aszya Summers is the Conservation Education Manager at the Racine Zoo, overseeing all educational programs at the Zoo. Prior to working in Racine, Aszya has worked as an educator at the South Carolina Aquarium, International Crane Foundation, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and Henry Vilas Zoo. Recipient of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies 2018 Rising Star Alumni Award, Summers is a Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Facilitator for Project Wet and Project Wild, and completed climate change interpreter training through Climate Generation and the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCI).
FIELD TRIP: Hawk Watch
at Chiwaukee Prairie
Meet at 121st St. and 2nd Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Hoy plans to meet at Chiwaukee to watch for migrating raptors. There is roadside parking in this area. Bring your binoculars, a chair, water, snacks, and layered clothing in case it's breezy. If migration conditions are poor (e.g. southerly winds), we will postpone the trip until October 13. Check back a day or so prior to October 6 and our Facebook page for details!
November 1 - 7:00 P.M.
John Krerowicz, Hoy Audubon Society's publicity chair, will give a photo/video presentation of the birds he saw during 2016 and 2017 trips to Arizona. The talk is free and open to the public.
FIELD TRIP: Shoop Park/Wind Point - Lake Michigan Birding
Hoy Audubon will hold fall bird
walks at Wind Point. We'll meet at the parking lot at Shoop Park
and walk northward along the lakeshore trail to the Wind Point Lighthouse. To get back to the parking lot, we’ll either retrace our steps or
walk along the edge of Shoop golf course.
FIELD TRIP: Friday, November
We will drive to various locations near and within the park to listen for owls. Please meet promptly by 7:00pm at the DNR parking lot that is located on the north side of BB (7th Street), approximately 0.7 mile west of Hwy 75. A Wisconsin State Parks vehicle admission sticker will be required if parking within the park.
FIELD TRIP: Kenosha
Holiday Potluck and Program
Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.
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WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY
The Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend.
Bring a bag lunch or cooler. For the WSO field trips, severe weather conditions may cancel the trip. In the event of cancellation, every attempt to notify participants via the WSO Hotline (call 262.784.4032 for recording) and WisBirdNet (recent postings at http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/WISC.html )
Hoy Audubon Society Chapter Membership
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“Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.
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