April 23rd Bird Watching Basics Have you ever tried to identify a bird, but forgot what the bird looked like as soon as you googled it? Do you get overwhelmed when you page through your field guide? Do you just want to refresh your basic birding skills? Jackie Augustine, the Executive Director for Audubon of Kansas, has been bird-watching for 25 years. She will talk about how to identify birds by sight, behavior, and location, demonstrate proper use of binoculars, and talk about how apps and field guides can help beginning bird watchers. We will start indoors learning how to identify birds by a bird feeder, and then apply our newly-acquired skills on a short bird walk. Attendees should bring their binoculars, field guides, or bird identification cell phone apps and be prepared for an optional walk outside. We will gather at Lakewood Discovery Center in Salina. The program will begin at 9:00 am
June 4th National Prairie Day 9:00 am at the Smoky Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. We will explore the prairie area with help from experts on plant identification from the Dyck Arboretum. Our Hay Rack ride will be operating. Native plants will be offered for sale. Come out and enjoy the wildflowers!
September 15th KWU programs return. Wendy from Kanapolis will be on hand for a popular program on Kanopolis Lake. We will meet in the large lecture room in the Peters Science Hall. Program begins at 7:30 sharp!
October 22 - Our Halloween Program returns! Spooky information on our outdoor adventure will be updated when it is finalized.
November 17 - Bees with Gordon Fiedler Kwu room 225 7:30 program begins. Bring your questions - Gordon has all the answers!
December 15 - Informative Chuck Otte will return for a lively program about birds
December 17 The annual Christmas Bird Count. Byron Grauerholz will lead the volunteers through the bird count experience.