WAS Programs

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Third Tuesday of the month, 7pm.

2018 - 2019 Program Schedule

September 18

Speaker: Shawn Silliman, Director of Chaplin Nature Center

Chaplin Nature Center

Shawn's program will focus on the interesting sights at the Center, upcoming projects, and a report on the past year.

October 16

Speaker: Dexter Mardis, WSU Biological Field Station Manager

History and Ecology of WSU's Biological Field Station

Dexter will take the audience on a perambulation that explores the history of Field Station, its current activities, and some future goals. He will also show pictures of many plants and animals found on the reserves.

November 20

Speaker: Sandy Wilson, DVM, Director of Animal Health SCZ

Returning the Black-footed Ferret to Kansas

Dr. Sandy and zoo staff participate in the annual black-footed ferret survey in Logan County. She will share stories of the search for the ferrets, how and why we trap them, and the information learned.

January 15

Speaker: Dennice Craig, Master Gardener & WAS member

Gardening for Pollinators and Other Beneficials

Dennice will share eight guidelines that will help gardeners provide food and create habitat for all beneficial insects, not just pollinators.

February 19

Speaker: Jim and Patty Marlett, WAS members

Australia - Adventures Down Under

Jim and Patty Marlett, with Hal and Carol Cumberland, visited Australia in 2015 and 2017. They will share their journey along with pictures of the amazing birds, mammals, reptiles, and plants they saw.

March 19

Speaker: Bob Gress, Naturalist and Photographer

Birding Southern U.S. Hotspots

Florida, Texas, and Arizona offer some well-known birding destinations featuring unique species in unique habitats. 2018 was a year to chase previously elusive species as well as some old favorites.

April 16

Speaker: Rachel Roth, Great Plains Nature Center Naturalist

Birdsong: Birds Are Liars, and Girls Sing Too

We've all heard the dawn chorus of birds, but have you wondered what they are saying? The sounds of birds are more complicated than our field guides can say.

May 21

Speaker: Jim Marlett, WAS Program Chair

Members Photography

Wichita Audubon Society is full of adventurous people capturing nature and wildlife in photos. Jim Marlett has put together images from members along with the stories it took to capture these pictures.