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  Dubuque Audubon Society
P.O. Box 3174
Dubuque, IA 52004-3174



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December 9, 2018
Prairie Seed Volunteer Day
Swiss Valley Nature Center | 13606 Swiss Valley Rd | Dubuque, IA
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

We have lots of prairie seed collected from this fall and we need your help to get it separated and ready to plant! We will be working on mostly milkweed sed and each volunteer will get to take a small amount home to help creat monarch habitat in their own backyard! We will have seed set out all day so stop by for however long you can.

December 9, 2018
Hike & Hygge
Prairie Creek Recreation Area | 223rd Ave | Maquoketa, IA
1:30 PM

Join a naturalist the second for a hike at the park followed by hygge. If snow, we'll snowshoe. If not, we'll hike. Find animal tracks, ID winter birds, do some antler hunting, learn about the trail system at the park and enjoy some outdoor activity. Meet at the Pavilion at Paririe Creek Recreation. Free event for all ages. What is Hygge? Pronounced Hue-ga, hygge is a Danish concept of creating time and space for all things comforting. Warm drinks, soft light, food made with love, cozy clothes a a good book or friend make for a hygge time at the PCRA Pavillion with a fire, warm drinks and unhurried conversations. Let's build community, make memories and enjoy the softer side of life.

December 13, 2018
Dubuque Audubon Program
University of Dubuque Science Center/Goldthorp, Rm 105 | 2000 University Ave | Dubuque, IA
5:00 PM | Dubuque Audubon Society Board Meeting
6:00 PM | Program: The Big Year

Join us for the comedy film, The Big Year, as actors, Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson venture across the country to count more bird species than the others. Rated PG, 1 hr 40 min.

December 21, 2018
Winter Solstice Hike
Swiss Valley Nature Center | 13606 Swiss Valley Rd | Dubuque, IA
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Celebrate the Winter Solace with an evening hike along the illuminated trails of Swiss Valley. Warm up around the campfire with a cup of hot cocoa.

December 29, 2018
119th Christmas Bird Count
Meet at EB Lyons Interpretive Center Parking lot| 8991 Bellevue Hts | Dubuque, IA
8:00 AM | Bird Count
4:30 Chili Supper

Experienced birders will lead anyone who would like to help count all the birds in a 15-mile diameter, centered in Dubuque. Just bring binoculars and warm clothing. In case of inclement weather, the count will be Saturday, January 5. At 4:30 PM will will share a chili supper while compiling results.

January 1, 2019
First Day Hike
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | 8991 Bellevue Hts | Dubuque, IA
12:45 - 2:00 PM

The First Day Hike at the Mines of Spain Recreation Center Area is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. Participants are urged to arrive 15 minutes early to register. Cocoa, coffee and refreshments will be available for all participants after the hike. The centers exhibits and displays will be open for viewing.

January 19, 20198
Bald Eagle Watch
Grand River Center | 500 Bell St.| Dubuque, IA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibitors, vendors, and children's activities all day. The World Bird Sancturary from St. Louis, MO and Raptor Resource Project will be presenting. Eagle viewing at Lock and Dam #11.