Jayhawk Audubon is the chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Lawrence, Douglas County, and surrounding communities in eastern Kansas.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for greater understanding and appreciation of birds and other wildlife, to encourage sustainable practices, and to advocate for actions and policies which result in protection and preservation of intact ecosystems.
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Join us! All of our resources are available to the public free of charge and our meetings and field trips are always open to the public. If you would like to become a member, the cost is just $10 per year to be a local member or $20 per year to be a local and national member, which includes a subscription to the beautiful Audubon magazine. Click here for membership information.
April 17 & 20, May 1 & 5. Field trips led by Dr. Roger Boyd. Click here for details.
April 24, 1-4 p.m. Earth Day celebration at Black Jack Battlefield. An educational day of planting prairie plants, engaging in scientific research, and removing invasive plants. Visit Grassland Heritage's website for details.
April 26, 7 p.m. Zoom program. Courtney Masterson, ecologist and botanist, will speak on local weed ordinances and their effect on conservation work. A focus will be the Lawrence city ordinance on noxious weeds and the need to change it. Among the plants Lawrence designates as “noxious weeds” are more than 20 native plants that support pollinators, and host butterfly and moth caterpillars (thus feeding baby birds). Such plants maintain the functional ecosystems which are essential to survival of life on Earth, and that includes humans. If you want to see the list ahead of the meeting, visit: https://assets.lawrenceks.org/city-code/chapter18.pdf
The section on “weeds” is found on pages 8-12. Join the Zoom program at 6:50 p.m. on April 26 using this link.
May 8-9 JAS Birdathon. Support your local Audubon chapter by donating or birding. Click here for details.
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