NEXT WILDLIFE WORK DAY
Saturday, September 23, 2017
JOIN US, in the church kitchen between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM for coffee and breakfast treats.
START WORK at 8:30 AM.
We will finish around 11:30 AM.
Bring a sack lunch if you would like to stay for lunch.
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. Clearing plant and tree grouth from under the hardwood trees and using the cuttings to build 'qualified' brush piles, is an ongoing activity. It is important to keep the trails open since we need them to get to work areas and many members like to take walks on the land. The land is inspected by the Hays Central Apprasial District, to determine our progress 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. End of nesting season the bird boxes are cleaned and repaired when needed. The 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 helping on a wildlife work day 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.
Up Coming Wildlife Work Days for 2017:
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.