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Education, Fun, and Civic Engagement for All Ages

Public presentations

Every month, Jayhawk Audubon sponsors a free public talk on a wide array of interesting topics about the environment. Our guest speakers have included authors, filmmakers, professors, photographers, policymakers, and many other local and regional experts. 

Our events are generally held the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center in Lawrence.

See the Calendar for upcoming events.

Field Trips

Looking to join other birders on a trip? Check out the Calendar to see what’s coming up. You should find details on time and meeting location as well as a contact for more information. Most of our field trips will focus on birds and birding but we also try to share what some of the other area groups might have to offer. Beginners and visitors are always welcome and we can usually provide binoculars and field guides for those needing them for the day.

Little blue heron at Baker Wetlands. Photo by Jim Bresnahan.

 

Kaw Valley Eagles Day

The annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day celebrates the return of bald eagles to area lakes and rivers. This free event features live birds of prey and other wild critters to help us appreciate these glorious animals.

It’s an event for the whole family, featuring lots of hands-on educational and fun activities for kids.

Click here to learn more.

Plants for Birds

Jayhawk Audubon has joined with National Audubon to promote the planting of native plants to benefit birds. With the help of local native plant experts, we have developed guidelines for creating a bird-friendly garden that will provide food, shelter, and nesting spots for resident and migratory birds. 

Click here to learn more.

Seed, Feeder and Book Sales

Stock up on your seed favorites such as black oil sunflower, economy or premium bird mixes, finch mixes, peanuts & suet cakes, and more at one of our three annual seed sales. Preorder forms are available through our newsletters prior to the sales

All sales are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vermont, Lawrence. Sale dates:

Oct. 26, 2019

Dec. 7, 2019

Feb. 1, 2020

Learning About Nature

Since 2006, the Learning About Nature Program has provided more than 8,000 elementary and middle school students with an outdoor learning experience, primarily at the Baker Wetlands. The program targets science standards for sixth and seventh graders in the Lawrence Public Schools, and uses KU undergraduate students to work with the children. 

Click here to learn more.