MONTHLY WILDLIFE WORKDAYS
The team gathers at the kitchen every 4th Saturday at 8:30am and start with a little coffee and some breakfast treats. Work begins at 9am and ends at around noon. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy while we gather afterward to visit.
The 35.609 acres, out of Unity Church of Wimberley's 43-acre property, has a 1-D-1 Open Space Agricultural Valuation for Wildlife Management, which means we agree with Hays County to follow compliance as set up by the Texas Parks And Wildlife Department. The church pays land taxes on the 35.609 acres but at a rate lower than land/home owners who are not in wildlife management, farming, ranching, or any agricultural plan. There isn't any exemption other than the remaining acres that are clasified as non-profit, Sec. 11.20 Religious Organizations.
The Hays Central Aprasial District monitors compliance and has the power to discontinue a land owner's valuation status for not meeting compliance. The Unity Church of Wimberley is in good standing for meeting compliance. We appreciate volunteers who give their time to help maintain our land.
What do we do on a Wildlife Workday?
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 on the trails.
Our chosen species is to care for is BIRDS! The 10 bird nest 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.
If you would like to help with monitoring bird nesting boxes please contact Susan Parker Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to help on a Wildlife Workday please contact, Tommy Potts at email@example.com.
For other Wildlife Management information please contact, Dianne Slade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Oct. 27, 2018
Nov. 24, 2018
Holiday for December
Dates are subject to change when conflicts occur with other events. Check the calendar tab to confirm dates.