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August 2021

NJC Bird Club – The Changing World of Birding: Badgerland Birding and the Internet

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Badgerland Birding started as a YouTube show focusing on a group of birders as they travel the state searching for different species. The series has since expanded beyond just videos and now also focuses on educating through writing and collaboration with other groups such as Ohio’s Rogue Birders. Badgerland Birding was created by brothers Derek and Ryan Sallmann and now includes talented birders Bill Grossmeyer and Rob Pendergast. Their goal is to spread knowledge about birds and other animals that…

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September 2021

NJC Bird Club – Mequon Nature Preserve

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It Would Be Good to Save a Little Land: The Story of Mequon Nature Preserve Our area is blessed with a number of outstanding nature centers, starting with Riveredge, established in 1968. In 2000, the City of Mequon and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust launched an effort to set aside for future generations almost a square mile of land in the heart of Metro Milwaukee. Since then, the Mequon Nature Preserve has grown to 444 acres with 5+ miles of…

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October 2021

NJC Bird Club – The New Must-Have Guide to Birding in Wisconsin

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Wisconsin, written by former BirdWatching magazine editor-in-chief Charles Hagner, is the most up-to-date photographic guide to the state’s birds available today. In this photo-filled presentation, the author will lay out the factors that make Wisconsin one of the best states in the country for bird watching. He will outline the best ways anyone can learn to identify birds, reveal signs and clues that experienced birdwatchers rely on when identifying birds. Chuck,…

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Tea & Topics: Putting your garden & yard to bed for the winter

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A group of young kids digging in a garden

As the growing season comes to an end, it's helpful to clean up and prepare your garden & yard for the winter. Join UW Madison Extension Horticulture Educator, Vijai Pandian, to learn about ways to reduce weed populations, minimize plant insect pests, prevent rodent infestation and ease your workload for next year's spring planting. Tea & Topics take place virtually and are free to attend.

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Tea & Topics: Raising Chickens

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chicken and winter kale

Raising Chickens - Backyard chicken raising is on the rise. Get in on the fun! Riveredge educator, Lynn Schanen, will give you a crash course in raising a healthy and happy flock. She’ll share her favorite tips and mistakes to avoid, along with her passion for chickens and nature. Tea & Topics is virtual and free to attend.  

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November 2021

NJC Bird Club – IBAs: Advancing Bird Conservation in Wisconsin

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are sites that provide essential habitat for birds, including species that are threatened, endangered or vulnerable. The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership is in the first stage of a comprehensive IBA assessment to determine which of Wisconsin’s 93 IBAs hold the greatest potential for long-term bird conservation. WBCP hired Tom Prestby as its IBA assessment specialist. Prestby is an environmental scientist with GEI Consultants in Green Bay and a major contributor to recently completed field work for…

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Tea & Topics: Black Bears of Wisconsin

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Black bears are one of Wisconsin's most captivating native mammals. If you live or recreate in close proximity to black bears or are just interested in learning more, you won’t want to miss this program. We will dive into the natural history and behavior of these fascinating animals. Practical tips on camping in bear country and how to avoid attracting bears around your home will also be discussed. As bears continue to expand their range in Wisconsin, it's up to…

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