WMAS Programs

Programs are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Avenue unless otherwise noted.

Currently, Wehr Nature Center requires masks and social distancing as well as other COVID-19 health precautions https://friendsofwehr.org/visit/.

If you need more information, contact WMAS President Diane Lembck at 414-425-9616 or email lembck6492@wi.rr.com. In order to join us at these programs, please make sure we have your most recent email address.

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7 PM – Program Format TBA

Birding the Indiana Dunes and Beyond:
An Exploration of Lake Michigan’s Funnel Effect
Presented by Brad Bumgardner, Executive Director,
Indiana Audubon Society

While Indiana is often known as the crossroads of America, few people realize the real crossroads of bird migration that both funnels and piles up along the extreme southern tip of Indiana’s portion of Lake Michigan each spring and fall migration. The Indiana Dunes, a series of state, national, and local parks with over 25 miles of shoreline, is the 3rd most bird-diverse national park in the United States. Mr. Bumgardner will introduce us to this area, which is only two short hours away from Milwaukee. He is also the chair of the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, which will be held May 12-15, 2022. Save the date – registration required. More information about this hybrid event is at https://indunesbirdingfestival.com/

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7 PM – Program Format TBA

Audubon Great Lakes and Bird Conservation in Wisconsin
Presented by Tom Prestby,
Wisconsin Conservation Manager for Audubon Great Lakes

Tom Prestby has been a bird watcher for his whole life and considers himself lucky to be in a career where he helps research and protect birds. Mr. Prestby will detail how Audubon Great Lakes, a regional office of the National Audubon Society, works to protect birds and their habitats in Wisconsin. Projects include strategic priority areas of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan’s Coastal Wetlands, the Important Bird Area program, and the Wild Indigo program. The presentation will focus on the Important Bird Area program, which is a statewide analysis he has led. He’ll also detail the work occurring in each of these initiatives and will include ways you can help these and other bird conservation projects succeed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7 PM – Program Format TBA

Butterflies of Texas
Presented by Paul Sparks

Watch this space and in the upcoming Spring Trumpeter newsletter for information!

Ongoing Programs

Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

You Maybe you are just tired of mowing all that grass, and want something that can take its place and take care of itself? Is there a garden you want to change, expand or begin? Are you looking to create your own backyard bird sanctuary or a small patch for butterflies? There are many options that can help create habitat for pollinators and birds. The native planting areas I have bring in so many interesting visitors, and require very little care. A FREE information packet we have created with the help of Wild Ones, can help you decide what you want to do. Please do something to help bring back the birds. For more information, please contact me at cieslakjames3@gmail.com

Location Milwaukee, WI Phone (414) 425-9616 E-mail lembck6492@wi.rr.com Hours Call or email any time. Allow 48-72 hours for a response.
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