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Program Made Possible by the Lewis Memorial Fund and Evansville Audubon.

Feb 24
Mar 30
Apr 27
May 25

Families of a Feather Program

Families of a Feather is a free program presented by Wesselman Woods and the Evansville Audubon, made possible by the Lewis Memorial Fund.  This program is an engaging, educational program designed for children age 8+ and their guardians who are curious about the fascinating world of birds.  

The spring classes and topics are:

February 24            Bird Groups: Backyard Birds & Raptors

March 30                Survival of the Smallest

April 27                   Migration

May 25                    Bird Anatomy

You can learn more about the program by clicking here, and you can register for the classes at   

Earth Day 2024

April 20

Celebrate Earth Day at Wesselman Woods Nature Center

Earth Day 2024 will take place at the Wesselman Woods Nature Center on Saturday, April 20, 2024 with free guided activities from 10 am -2 pm.  Trails and the Nature Playscape will be open and free from 9 am-5 pm for the event.  Local food trucks will be available outside the nature center gate from 11 am-2 pm.  EAS is one of many organizations that are partnering with Wesselmand Woods for this year's Earth Day celebration.  For more details you can click here.

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Southwest Indiana Master Gardeners

May 4

SWIMGA Annual Plant Sale

The Southwest Indiana Master Gardener's Annual Plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Location: Vanderburgh County 4-H Activities Center, 201 East Boonville-New Harmony Road


Time: 8am - 1pm (CT)


From Cornell Lab of Ornithology

May 11

Global Big Day 2024

The Global Big Day is set for Saturday, 11 May 2014.  Last year this event collected more data than ever before.  More than 58,000 people submitted 3.2 million bird observations from 148,000 checklists.  You can participate in this year's event and it is easy to do so.  Click here for more information.

Have fun and enjoy your birding adventures and don't forget to share your results on eBird.

Bird Name Changes are in the Works


The American Ornithological Union is Proposing Changing Bird Names that Honor People

The American Ornithological Union (AOU) plans to change the English names of bird species named after people, as well as bird names deemed offensive or exclusionary.  Some changes have already occurred, such as, McCown's longspur renamed to the Thick-billed Longspur and the Old Squaw Duck now known officially as the Long-tailed Duck.  As many as 70-80 additional bird species in the United States and Canada are being considered by the AOU for formal name changes.  Reasons for the changes are outlined in an NPR article and you can click here to read more. So, look forward to bird name changes to occur in the near future.  

Making Your Windows Safer For Birds


A Guide is Available to Reduce the Number of Bird Collisions with Windows

The Bird Window Collision Working Group--a collaboration between Acopian Center for Ornithology, Muhlenberg College, local Audubon chapters and the Audubon Pennsylvania--have produced  a brochure that covers what you can do to help reduce the number of window bird collisions.  It provides information on what works well and what doesn't work in reducing collisions and making your windows safer for birds.  You can download the brochure here.  

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