Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Review

Instead of repeating things about this refuge, you can go to our blog from last year...September through December.  We will be adding new things to keep checking back.

This year we will be having the 17th Annual Wild Things.  Last year, the government was shut down and this was cancelled.  We are expecting 5000 to attend.

We have been busy getting things ready.

If you are in the area on the 18th, come by and join in the fun.

Wallace is pressure washing the can see the difference where he put the initials of the refuge (has not been cleaned yet).

We trimmed many branches from a couple of these oaks, some of the branches were on the ground.  All the crepe myrtles have been cleaned of suckers, these you can see in the background.

This is just some of the cleared brush we hauled out to the burn pile.

Then we moved to the backyard where we trimmed several areas. These are some of the camelia trees.  After trimming, we spread pine straw underneath them.

Friday is our fun day, the day we do the brochure run.  It is a day of travel mixed in with trash pick up.  Some would not think it is fun...we do, and we do a good job of it...even if I do say so myself.

Until next time...


  1. Personally, I like any time I get to be outside and doing that kind of work... doesn't matter to me if it's trash pickup or anything else. 5,000 is a sizable crowd... whooeeee... you're gonna be busy!

  2. Trash pick up is actually near the top of my list of things to do on a refuge. You get to be outside, and it's job security. ;)

  3. Getting to move around a refuge or park, rather than staying on one place all day, is always good. You two work so hard.

  4. we also think that trash pick up day the best. you get to be outside, talk to people and see wildlife!