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.
In addition to the invasive removal days that was on June 27th and June 28th we will start a monthly workday at the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center on the second Tuesday of the month beginning Tuesday, July 9th.
TO VOLUNTEER PLEASE REPLY DIRECTLY TO Eamonn.Leonard@dnr.state.ga.us IN ADVANCE.
Date: Every second Tuesday starting July 9, 2013.
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Please let us know when you can be there during this time period.)
Place: Cay Creek Wetlands Park
Activity: Remove invasive plants from Cay Creek Wetlands Park – targeting Japanese Honeysuckle, Chinese Tallow and Mimosa.
1) Work clothes and shoes (waterproof desirable)
2) Work gloves (disposable if you are sensitive to poison ivy)
3) Clippers (large and small)
4) Water and snacks
Directions (map below): Cay Creek 189 Charlie Butler Rd, Midway, Ga.
From I-95 take exit #76, Midway, and head west on Hwy 84 for about a mile. Turn left at the sign for Cay Creek. The entrance to Cay Creek Wetland Park is on the right just a ways down the road. Parking is in the back near the boardwalk entrance. There are no facilities at this location. Parkers at the I-95 exit has restrooms.
From Hwy 17 turn east onto Hwy 84 in Midway, and head east for 2.5 miles. Turn right at the sign for Cay Creek. The entrance to Cay Creek Wetland Park is on the right just a ways down the road. Parking is in the back near the boardwalk entrance. There are no facilities at this location. Parkers at the I-95 exit has restrooms.