Sunset in the Hollows will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on November 3 and 17. Come see the two native plant gardens where you can get ideas for your garden. Make sure to bring a water bottle, and wear close-toed shoes and a hat. This time of year bug spray is useful also.
Protect the Wildlife: Several baby tortoises were seen in Oct. One tiny baby was in a yard in Devon’s Glen and then tried to go back home through the chain link fence. It got stuck and needed a little help from a human who put it in a different place where it could fit under the fence. The bobcats that live in HAH have been seen all around our nearby neighborhoods. The birds, bees, and butterflies are regulars in HAH and especially in the two native plant gardens.HAH is 2 miles around the perimeter, and the animals that live here have little human interaction and are safe to reproduce.
Restore the Habitat: Many thanks to the Baron family who worked in our KBB garden on a recent Friday afternoon. They volunteered then because the kids didn’t have activities. They pulled out weeds, weed whacked the entrance area, and moved the last of the mulch pile inside the gate. We are always looking for volunteers. Let us know if you can help.
On Nov 2 from 8 a.m. to noon, there is an Eagle Scout project to cut large Brazilian Pepper trees and dig out small trees. We also need help weeding the garden and cutting back invasive plants and shrubs. Please bring a water bottle, work gloves, loppers, and shovels. We recommend sunscreen, long pants, close-toed shoes, and a hat.
Engage the Public: We have continued networking with the experts. Anita contacted Archbold Biological Station and talked to a scientist named Mandy who gave some good tips about collecting data on the Gopher Tortoise burrows. On Oct 28, Momoka , Research Biologist with FWC, went to HAH and showed Megan and Anita how to measure with the caliper. Momoka then did a presentation at our fall educational event about Gopher Tortoises and how to recognize active, inactive, or collapsed burrows. Students made the calipers to measure the gopher tortoise burrows. We learned that the width of a burrow shows the size and approximate age of the tortoise that lives there. During several mornings in the next few months, we will be in HAH measuring, describing, and GPS tagging the burrows. HAH has an FWC permit to measure the burrows which has never been done here.
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