All programs are FREE and open to the public.
Third Tuesday of the month, 7pm.
2018 - 2019 Program Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaker: Jim Marlett, WAS Program Chair
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.