Preserving & Restoring the Biodiversity of Southeastern Coastal Ecosystems
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 am until 3:00 pm – Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324 (912) 445-0043
This year’s annual symposium “Open the Garden Gate” is themed “Creatures of the Night.” Please join us for a day of exploration focused on the importance of the dark sky, and the beneficial nocturnal creatures that call the Southeast coast home. You will learn what you can do in your own backyard to protect the night, and about moths, reptiles and amphibians. Speakers include Greg Golgowski (Harmony, FL) with his lecture “Finding Your Way in the Dark: The importance of managing nighttime lighting and what you can do about it” and Dr. Jim Porter (University of Georgia), with his lecture entitled “Tales from the Dark Side: Moths and the Garden at Night.”
In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops: how to identify insects, how to identify different amphibians by their night-time vocalizations, and tips and techniques to correctly place bat houses in your yard. Organizations that share similar conservation goals to Coastal WildScapes will also have displays and information available for symposium participants.
Registration is now open. Registration ($40) includes coffee breaks and lunch.
Pictured: Green Sphinx moth courtesy of James Porter.
Thank you for supporting Coastal WildScapes. We look forward to celebrating five years of Coastal WildScapes on our coast. Now is the time to update your membership for 2014 and join us for an evening on the marsh.. Featuring McIntosh County oysters, clams and shrimp Saturday, December 7th at 6 p.m.
Home of Linda Lamb and Paul Griffin
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To members only native seed collection trips will be held on November 11th to Little Saint Simons Island and November 23rd to Jekyll Island. Each trip limited to 10 active members. Memberships can be renewed online here. For more information click here.
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Our next Lunch and Learn will be October 10th at the Ashantilly Center in Darien, GA 11am till 1pm. Trina Morris (above) from Georgia DNR Nongame Conservation Section will be talking about Bats native to the southeast and the beneficial role they play in our coastal landscapes. Cost is $20 and lunch will be provided.
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Here is listing of plants that will be offered for sale.
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Cay Creek Wetlands Park is a great place to educate people of all ages. School groups, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, church groups, Boys’ and Girls’ clubs, home school groups, and the general public can use this space for structured excursions. Below are some useful tools to make your experience an enjoyable and worthwhile foray out of the classroom.
Teaching Guide to Cay Creek: includes many of the documents below with Georgia State Standards, Background Information, Glossary, Activities, Handouts, and Plant and Animal Lists.
Background Information on Cay Creek Ecology: some basic information on natural systems, ecology, plants, animals, and human use of Cay Creek.
Animal and Plant Lists: species recorded in Cay Creek for birds, butterflies, herps, mammals, and plants.
Environmental Education Activities Guide to Cay Creek: ideas for field trips for Elementary and Middle School students.
Handouts to be used in the classroom or at Cay Creek: leaf shapes, animal tracks, water cycle.
Glossary: terms found on the interpretive signs at Cay Creek with their definitions.
Plan a Field Trip to Cay Creek Wetlands Park: some important information you will need, including driving directions and park rules.
PDFs of Interpretive Signs at Cay Creek: PDFs of signs with vocab words and discussion questions for the classroom or a field trip.
Naturalist Journal: To accompany field trip activities guide for grades K-2.
Directions for printing: Download and save the PDF. Print document double-sided with the landscape orientation. Stack papers in order and fold down the center. Make sure pages are in order and staple together.
PDF files can be accessed by clicking on the blue text above, right mouse click and save the PDF file. Note all files can be downloaded by clicking here this will download into your web browser designated download flooder as CayCreekAll.zip. This a zip file.