Monday, January 20, 2014

Another week

   Another week has passed and it's hard to believe we have been here 3 weeks already. We have been busy with odd jobs around the Refuge and have been involved with planting the Prairie section of the Refuge with some new flowering plants to help feed the song birds as they migrate through and have started our voluntary clean up around the Refuge. I am just amazed at how much trash is discarded by the Sportsmen . Between the fishermen and the crabbers the disrespect for their environment is just mind boggling. When you talk to the locals they will tell you it's the tourists , but the tourists are bird watchers and they don't use chicken necks to bait the birds. It's really to sad as this area is really beautiful. We have also done some repairs on a small tranquility pond that was installed last year and have gotten the water works running again. The Visitor Information Station that has been under construction for the last three years, yes that's three years. Some things move really slow when you have no control over contractors, so maybe next month it will finally be completed. It will give a great view of the refuge as it's 15 feet above the surrounding ground level. Today everything is shut down here as it's a government Holiday . We will probably take a ride down to see the Gulf as it will be in the low 70's today.                                                                                                    G

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