Wildlife

MONTHLY WILDLIFE WORKDAYS

The team gathers in the kitchen every 1st Saturday at 8:30am and start with a little coffee and some breakfast treats.  Work begins at 9am and ends around noon. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy while we gather afterward to visit.  
 
Upcoming Wildlife Work Days for 2019:
March 2
April 6
May 4
 
Dates are subject to change when conflicts occur with other events or due to weather. 
Check the calendar tab to confirm dates.
 
 
Questions about the workday's activities?
Announcements will be made at the Sunday service prior to workdays and there will be a listing in the weekly “What’s Happening On The Hill” enewsletter email.  Also feel free to email Xander Vaughn, xander.vaughn@gmail.com.
 
The Unity Church of Wimberley has an Open Space Agricultural Valuation for Wildlife Management which lowers our property taxes significantly. The Hays Central Appraisal District monitors this tax valuation.  The Unity Church of Wimberley is in good standing for meeting compliance because of our volunteers' efforts. 
 
We appreciate our volunteers who give their time to help maintain our land.
 
What do we do on a Wildlife Workday?
A team of volunteers works one Saturday each month for 3 to 4 hours to tend the trails and grounds around our beautiful church. It is important to keep the trails open since we need them to get to work areas, and many members like to hike on the trails. For participating in a wildlife workday wear clothing and footwear for the outdoors, hats, bug spray and sunscreen are encouraged. If you have any of these tools please bring them as needed: hoe, rake, pruning shears, loppers, and chainsaw.
If you would like to help on a Wildlife Workday please contact Xander Vaughan at xander.vaughn@gmail.com.
 
Our chosen species to care for is BIRDS! 
The 10 bird nest boxes are monitored during nesting season, February to July.  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.  Bird monitoring begins each year on the 2nd week of February.  
If you would like to help with monitoring bird nesting boxes please contact Susan Parker Leigh at sepleigh@yahoo.com.
 
For other Wildlife Management information please contact, Dianne Slade at wildlife@unityofwimberley.com.