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Wildlife Wednesdays

News & Events

Join us at 6 PM on the second Wednesday of every month to learn more about NWRI and Wildlife.  With a different topic every month, there’s something for everyone! Wildlife Wednesdays are free and open to the public.

  • January 9, 2019 - "Saving a Prairie Dog Town"
  • February 13, 2019 - "Legislating for Wildlife"
  • March 20, 2019 - "Baby Wildlife - Orphaned or Not?"
  • May 8, 2019 - "Creating Space for Wildlife in Your Backyard"
  • June 12, 2019 - "Living in Harmony with Native Wildlife - Solving Nuisance Issues"
  • August 14, 2019 - "Wildlife Photography for Conservation"

    Join wildlife photographer and filmmaker Alex Wiles for a conversation about using photography as a tool to help wildlife conservation around the world. Whether you’re photographing animals in your backyard or traveling halfway around the world, compelling images can educate the people around you and inspire a connection to the world that might have been previously overlooked. Alex is an emerging league photographer with the International League of Conservation Photographers and his work has been published in a variety of local and national media outlets.

    This public event will be held at Heron Haven (11809 Old Maple Rd, Omaha) at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14th. The lecture is free and no RSVP is necessary.

    If you would like to learn more about some of the macro photographic techniques Alex uses to capture images of insects, plants, and other tiny life, please join us for a hands-on photography workshop at Heron Haven on Saturday, August 17th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Registration is $45 per person and workshop participation is limited to 12 people, so be sure to register soon! A light breakfast will be provided, but be sure to bring plenty of water and insect repellent!

  • September 11, 2019 - Topic TBD
  • October 9, 2019 - "Bats, Bats, Bats!"
  • November 13, 2019 - "The Lead Affect"
  • December 11, 2019 - Topic TBD

(The location for these sessions will vary from month-to-month.  Have an idea for a Wildlife Wednesday topic? E-mail us at!)