OWBC: Woodcock Wander at Mequon Nature Preserve

April 17 @ 6:30 pm – TBD

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Woodcock Wander at Mequon Nature Preserve

Join Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, on an evening stroll in search of the American Woodcock – a secretive species most easily found when engaged in wild aerial courtship displays. Although the Woodcocks are technically “shorebirds,” they typically are found in woodlands, forest openings, and ephemeral ponds. The diverse habitats of the Mequon Nature Preserve make this an ideal location for observing them. The outing will start around dusk at 7:00 p.m. with an informational talk followed by a hike in and around the preserve listening for the “peent” call of the male as he corkscrews from on high to the ground in his distinctive courtship display. (Rain date of April 18 in case previous day is unsuitable for people and woodcock!)

Meet at Mequon Nature Preserve (address below).

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April 17 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States

NJC Bird Club Pike Lake Field Trip

April 13 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Noel J Cutright Bird Club Pike Lake Field Trip

Pike Lake/ Hartford Area Field Trip (Washington County) led by members of the Noel J Cutright Bird Club. We’ll check out Big Cedar Lake, Wildlife Drive, and some flooded fields before hiking the northeast corner of Pike Lake.

Meet at 7:00 am at the Jackson Park & Ride (on CR-P, just north of Hwy. 60) (address below).

Contact Carl Schwartz at [email protected] or at 414-416-3272 by 4/12/24 or sooner for more information.

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April 13 @ 7:00 am 12:00 pm

WisDOT Park & Ride 66-30, Apple Ln.
Jackson, WI 53037 United States
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Memory Cafe

April 4 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Memory Cafe

In partnership with the Ozaukee County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Riveredge is offering a Memory Café. It meets on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related activities are planned for the group each month. The Café offers the opportunity for people to be socially, physically and creatively active in a natural setting whenever possible. The group provides additional sources of support and assistance to those coping with the issue of memory loss and cognitive changes.

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April 4 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

WisDOT Park & Ride 66-30, Apple Ln.
Jackson, WI 53037 United States
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NJC Bird Club Columbia County Field Trip

March 23 @ 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Noel J Cutright Bird Club Columbia County Field Trip

Columbia County field trip in search for migratory waterfowl with the Noel J Cutright Bird Club.

Meet at 6:00 am at the park & ride lot at Highway 33 and I-41 (address below).

Contact Carl Schwartz at [email protected] or at 414-416-3272 by 3/22/24 or sooner for more information.

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March 23 @ 6:00 am 3:00 pm

6689 County Rd W
Allenton, Wisconsin 53002 United States

OWBC: Habitat Restoration & Monitoring on Oneida Nation’s Lands (in-person and virtual)

March 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Habitat Restoration & Monitoring on Oneida Nation’s Lands In Person and Virtual

Join Tony Kuchma, from the Oneida Nation; and Erin Giese, from UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center; to learn about their collaborative partnership to implement a volunteer bird monitoring program at multiple restoration sites on the Oneida Nation Reservation near Green Bay. Over 100 volunteers conducted bird surveys on five restoration sites, totaling >120 bird species and >75,000 bird observations. Bird data collected for this program are used to inform land management decisions.

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March 13 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States

Memory Cafe

March 7 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Memory Cafe

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March 7 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States

Ducks of Wisconsin Field Identification Workshop

March 5 @ 6 pm – 8 pm and March 9 @ 7:45 am – 12 pm

Ducks of Wisconsin Field Identification Workshop

Learn all about Wisconsin ducks with guest speaker Jeff Bahls, President of the Horicon Marsh Bird club, Wood Duck Society board member, and 2018 recipient for the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology bronze Passenger Pigeon award! As an avid birder and duck hunter, Jeff has a wealth of information to share with bird enthusiasts on the life history of some of his favorite duck species, where and when to find them and how to identify them in the field.

This workshop is a two-part series. The first portion on March 5 will be an indoor lecture-discussion held on-site at Riveredge Nature Center with the option to join virtually over zoom. For the second portion on March 9, participants will travel to Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, a highly diverse bird spot in WI and the largest cattail marsh in the US, where Jeff will lead a tour of Horicon’s duck ‘hot spots’ and highlight duck species identification techniques in the field.

The field portion will be 4 hours long and will be held entirely outdoors. It will involve walking and standing on grassy or graveled trails. Be sure to dress for the weather and in layers. Wear suitable walking or hiking shoes.

Transportation to Horicon Marsh will not be provided by Riveredge. Participants will meet at the Horicon Marsh Education Center at 7:45 am on March 9, prepare (use bathrooms, etc.) and then leave for the walk at 8:00 am. Punctual arrival is important as it may be difficult to find the group once the walk has begun.

Ages 7+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Member Adult (12+): $35 | Non-member Adult (12+): $40

Member Child (7-11): $10 | Non-member Child (7-11): $15

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March 5 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States

Creating Value in Unexpected Places: A Conversation with Steve Wallace, Founder of The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company

December 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Creating Value in Unexpected Places: A Conversation with Steve Wallace, Founder of The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company.

Learn about the cocoa value chain, how Omanhene thinks about value creation and have your cocoa questions answered.

Omanhene designs and manufactures high-value cocoa products in Ghana. The company’s pioneering economic jiu-jitsu upended the legacy supply chain that, for decades, limited wealth creation in Ghana’s cocoa sector by focusing on the export of raw beans to offshore processors at the expense of domestic value-addition. See below for more information about Steve Wallace and The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company.

Ages 14+

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Steven Wallace and The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company

Omanhene is the first company to sustain exports of premium, single-origin chocolate manufactured entirely in Africa (Ghana in 1994) and with creating an entirely new chocolate category (dark milk chocolate). Omanhene’s entrepreneurial accomplishments and path-breaking business model have been recognized by President Jimmy Carter, former ambassador Shirley Temple Black and the United Nations Global Compact.

Wallace is the author of the award-winning book, Obroni and the Chocolate Factory: An Unlikely Story of Globalization and Ghana’s First Gourmet Chocolate Bar, called, “a rare glimpse into the mind of an unusually literate and articulate entrepreneur.” Steve was selected as one of the inaugural TED Fellows in 2007. He is a featured subject in the book, Food Heroes by Georgia Pellegrini and features prominently in the book Chocolate Nations by Orla Ryan.

Wallace first came to what was then-called the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana as an AFS high school foreign exchange student during the summer of 1978. He founded Omanhene at the age of 29. Wallace often speaks on the subjects of comparative advantage in international trade, economic development, cross-cultural issues, entrepreneurial ventures and how productive business and political engagement with Africa might unfold in the 21st century.

He delivered a TEDx talk in Accra and has served as a guest panelist at the US State Department sponsored African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum in Accra, Ghana. He is a guest presenter to young Ghanaian entrepreneurs at events sponsored by the US Embassy-Accra. Wallace frequently teaches at schools and universities including Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Tufts, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, The University of Michigan Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University.

Steve served as vice-chair of the board of directors of AFS-USA, Inc. and on the board of trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. the largest volunteer student exchange organization in the world. AFS has been instrumental in the US State Department’s YES program bringing young people from countries with Muslim populations to the US to spend a year with a US family and attend a US high school — Ghana has directly benefited from the YES program fully-funded scholarships.

Wallace holds a bachelor’s degree in History magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) from Brown University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. For more information, see omanhene.com

December 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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OWBC: Aerial Insectivores in Wisconsin (in-person and virtual)

February 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Aerial Insectivores in Wisconsin In Person and Virtual

There is growing concern about the apparent population decline of many “aerial insectivores” – those species that feed on their insect prey in flight. These species belong to several avian orders and families, that include swallows and martins, chimney swifts, some forest flycatchers, plus nightjars such as whip-poor-wills and nighthawks. We’ll focus here on three of the swallows found across the Upper Midwest: Purple Martin, Bank Swallow, and Barn Swallow.

If you’re joining in-person, meet in the Riveredge Barn.

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February 14 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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OWBC: Field Trip to Port Pier

January 1 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Field Trip to Port Pier

Every bird is a new bird! The Cutright Bird Club is inviting members of all of the Ozaukee Washington Birding Coalition to participate in their annual, always fun, New Year’s Day Birding Field Trip in search of new birds for your 2024 list! We will end at noon with a celebratory lunch (sub sandwiches, chips, cookies, and beverages) in the Riveredge Nature Center barn.

Park and meet at the Port Washington Marina and Pier (address below).

Ages 12+ | Free to attend

Pre-registration is required by December 28 at 8:00 am. Contact Carl Schwartz at [email protected] or 414-416-3272 to register.

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January 1 @ 7:30 am 1:30 pm

106 Lake St
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
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