Hoy Audubon Society
 is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc.
 covering Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin



Baltimore Oriole (photo by Jennifer Wenzel)
Baltimore Oriole

by Jennifer Wenzel

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January-March Newsletter
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Upcoming Programs / Field Trips

Sunday, March 17 - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Request for Volunteers for River Bend Nature Center's Pancake Breakfast

   Last March, several Hoy Audubon Society members, along with myself, volunteered to work one of the Pancake Breakfasts at River Bend Nature Center. Well, it's that time of year again to recruit volunteers! Hoy Audubon is signed up to help host the pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 17. Please consider joining us in showing our appreciation to River Bend by assisting with their fundraising efforts. Volunteers will need to arrive prior to 9:00 A.M. to get setup.

To signup, contact Frank at frank.sharkozy@hoyaudubon.org or 262.770.2481

Best regards,
Frank Sharkozy

Thursday, March 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Wetland Monitoring: An Adventure in Citizen Science
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast's Trefoil Oaks Program Center
3901 1st Street (County Road KR), Kenosha, WI 53144
Click here for a map

   Rita Flores Wiskowski and Judith Huf are nature enthusiasts who volunteered for Milwaukee County Park’s citizen science Wetland Monitoring Project. The two partnered to monitor one vernal pond in southern Milwaukee County in the springs of 2017 and 2018. They are excited to share their findings, their learning process, and their adventures of this fascinating project. The data collected by volunteers like them is helping guide habitat management on and around public land. The duo documented a variety of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, plants, and more – some of which they had never observed before. This presentation will feature photos and videos of pond life – from the super cute to the downright beautiful to the very weird to the creepy crawly.

Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
EcoFest Racine

Gateway Technical College, 1001 S. Main Street, Racine, WI 53403

Visit Hoy's table (and many other interesting tables!) at EcoFest!

Saturday, March 23 - 8:30 A.M.
FIELD TRIP: Waterfowl - Eagle Lake Area

Meet at Hwy 20 Park and Ride at 8:30 a.m. if you’re carpooling We'll arrive at Eagle Lake park (north side) at 9:00 a.m. We'll bird the lake then check the wetlands near the intersection of Hwy 11 and 75 on the way back.
Check our website prior to the field trip. In the event that Eagle Lake is still frozen by late March, we may go birding elsewhere.

Project FeederWatch

Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.

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Quick Start Guide

Birding Locations in Kenosha and Racine Counties
Curious of where to go look for birds? Check out these suggestions.



   The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend. 
For a listing of Field Trips, click here.

   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
July 2017 to June 2018

Annual renewals for Hoy Audubon Society “Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.

Please make check payable to "Hoy Audubon Society" and send to:
Hoy Audubon Society

P. O. Box 044626
Racine, WI 53404

Chapter Supporter Dues: $15       Total amount enclosed: __________
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Hoy Audubon Society
 a Chapter of National Audubon Society
 covering eastern Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin


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