Sunset in the Hollows will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on October 6 and 20. 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.
We welcome Rob to our HAH Inc. Board. He lives in Devon’s Glen in Suntree to the south of HAH. We also welcome Yuliang as a youth advisory member to the Board. He has made several ARC/GIS maps and taken drone photos.
Protect the Wildlife: HAH is over 2 miles around the perimeter. The animals that live here have little human interaction and are safe to reproduce. People have seen baby gopher tortoises, birds, deer, bobcats, and raccoons. There are Bobcats all over our local area, but here they can hunt and raise their young. A bobcat walked by the pavilion near the entrance this past week with supper in its mouth. The butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and other pollinators are enjoying all the flowers in the two native plant gardens.
Restore the Habitat: We invite you to a work day on Saturday, October 26, from 9 to noon. We will pull weeds in the gardens and cut back invasive plants and shrubs. There are some holes in the trails that need to be filled with dirt. Please bring a water bottle, work gloves, loppers, and shovels. We recommend sunscreen, long pants, close-toed shoes, and a hat.
Engage the Public: Our fall educational event will be on Monday, Oct 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Springs of Suntree clubhouse. We will be learning more about gopher tortoise burrows and how they show the size of the tortoise that lives there. We will make calipers to measure burrows which we plan to do this fall and winter. Bring the kids to help make the calipers. Then they will be able to measure various “burrows” to see how the calipers work. During several mornings in the next few months, we will be in HAH measuring, describing, and GPS tagging the burrows. We have an FWC permit to measure the burrows, which has never been done here in HAH.
HAH Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and has a 2019 Silver Seal of Transparency on GuideStar by Candid which rates nonprofit organizations! Please become a member! We have 58 member units, and we invite you to join us to ensure we continue to make progress on keeping up this beautiful place.
Please renew your membership or join HAH, Inc! Annual Membership suggested donation: Student/Teacher $10, Individual $15, Family $25. You can join online or checks can be sent to: Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc. 1170 Ida Way Melbourne, FL 32940. Our website link goes to PayPal which is a secure site. Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation formed to be caretakers of 114 acres of Brevard County land in north Suntree. Please visit our website: www.hundredacrehollows.org, and Instagram and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HundredAcreHollows/ Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org HUNDRED ACRE HOLLOWS, INC IS DULY REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS REQUIRED BY ITS SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT. OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH52596. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.