Benefits of an Evansville Audubon Society Membership:
Newsletter: Our newsletter, "The Bluebird," details programs, field trips, and meetings of our chapter, along with added features on birds and other wildlife, conservation issues, and education matters. (The online version will include photos and extra graphics, when available and occasionally additional articles).
Programs: We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except July and August) in the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve building, 551 North Boeke Road, in Evansville, Indiana. Programs cover a wide range of nature-related subjects.
Field Trips: Field trips are designed for pure fun as well as for education. Naturally, we schedule jaunts for bird-watching--both around town and all over the Tri-State area. In addition, we hike in unique natural areas, conduct tree and wildflower identification, and take canoe trips.
Special Projects: We undertake special projects to aid the local conservation effort and to help educate the general public to our cause. We support the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and cooperate with other local conservation groups (eg. Talon Trust, Friends of Patoka River Refuge). We were a charter member of Friends of Ayrshire, a group that worked for the establishment of the Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area, just off the I-164 Boonville-New Harmony Road exit. Annually, we raise funds to support education grants to local schools.
Spring and Christmas Bird Counts: Birders participate in two international bird counts, one in the spring and another during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day by taking a census of birds in Vanderburgh and Posey Counties. We also participate in various other counts throughout the year, including the Great Backyard Bird Count in February.
Educational Programs: Annually, we fund environmental grants with area schools. We were also sponsors of the North Woods nature trail, and EAS volunteers wrote the signage for the trail system and developed GPS computer-generated trail maps.
Audubon Magazine: Besides the satisfaction of supporting our conservation services and activities, a very tangible (and immensely enjoyable) benefit awaits you in the colorful pages of the world-acclaimed quarterly magazine Audubon. The voice of the National Audubon Society, a byword for conservation, Audubon has been speaking out on issues vital to nature for almost a century.
Not an Evansville Audubon Society member?
Join for $20/year and you become a member of the National Audubon Society and receive the Audubon Magazine. Make checks payable to: National Audubon Society (Please use Chapter code H03 in memo line). Be sure to include your name, address, city, state and zip code. And if this is a gift, please include name and complete mailing address of person giving the gift.
Mail to: Richard Vernier, EAS Treasurer
580 N 350 E
Princeton, IN 47670
Changing mailing and/or email addresses?
Send changes to: Steve Heeger
15340 Cemetery Road
Evansville, IN 47725