NEXT WILDLIFE WORK DAY
Saturday, April 28, 2018
JOIN US in the church kitchen between
8:30 and 9am
for coffee and breakfast treats.
WORK BEGINS at 9am and ends at around noon.
Bring a sack lunch to enjoy while we gather afterward and talk it all over!
Questions? Talk to Susan Drews, (979) 525-6059
Our 43-acre property has a wildlife exemption, which means we agree with Hays County to care for the land and its animals.
What do we do on a Wildlife Work Day?
A team of hardy volunteers work one Saturday each month for 3 to 4 hours to tend the trails, chop cedar, whack weeds, and build brush piles. One of our ongoing activityies is clearing plant and tree grouth from under the hardwood trees and using the cuttings to build "qualified" brush piles. It is important to keep the trails open since we need them to get to work areas, and many members like to hike the land. The land is inspected annually by the Hays Central Apprasial District to determine our compliance with the exemption requirements, and to give guidance for any areas that need more work.
Our chosen species is to care for are BIRDS! The 11 bird boxes are monitored during nesting season, February to July, and documented with pictures and reports. At the end of the nesting season the bird boxes are cleaned and repaired as needed. Supplemental feeding and watering is provided on a weekly basis. We enjoy feeding and watching the deer and we have a butterfly garden.
If you would like to help or just want to learn about wildlife management, contact Susan Drews at 979-525-6059.
For participating in a wildlife workday wear protective clothing and footwear for the outdoors, hats, bug spray and sunsreen. If you have any of these tools please bring them: hoe, rake, pruning shears, loppers, and chainsaw.
Bird monitoring begins each year on the 2nd week of February.
Up Coming Wildlife Work Days for 2018:
May 26, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 28, 2018
Sept. 22, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018
Nov. 24, 2018
Holiday for December
Dates are subject to change when conflicts occur with other events.
Some consideration is being discussed to have some work days during the week instead of Saturdays.