It's that time of year again for the th Annual Wildlife-Friendly Yards Tour sponsored by Apalachee Audubon and it is an important fundraiser for our chapter. If you haven't done this tour before, those who have will tell you it's one of the best $10 you can spend for an activity here in Tallahassee. This year we have chosen seven hosts for their environmentally friendly yards and for the great ideas they have come up with to attract local and migrant birds and wildlife. With this tour happening in the middle of winter, it is not your typical spring time garden tour. It's a chance to see the 'bones' of the yard and catch a glimpse of some fabulous winter birds. Winter is planting time so you can take notes then go home and start that yard project you've always wanted to do and then welcome the birds of spring to nest in your yard.
This year our event takes place on Saturday, February 18th from 10 am - 4 pm. Tickets will be available, starting January 23rd at Native Nurseries (1661 Centerville Rd.) and Wild Birds Unlimited (1505-2 Governor's Square Blvd.) and will be available through the day of the tour. The tour takes place rain or shine. Birds are very active when it's stormy, so don't let that stop you.
Once you purchase your ticket, you will be given all the information you need for the tour. It's shaping up to be another spectacular year not to be missed!
Spread the word and bring your friends. Help us make this tour the most successful yet. We thank the hosts, both past and present, who have volunteered their yards and time, and the long list of volunteers who have helped make this event so special.
And speaking of volunteering - If you would be interested in helping out this year as a greeter at one of the homes for a 2, 4 or 6 hour shift, please contact Ann Bruce. Email: email@example.com, Phone: Home-(850) 224-4760 or Cell-(850) 766-3061. No experience is required and you don't have to be an expert birder. This is just to give the hosts a hand during the tour. After your shift, you can do the tour for free. For additional information about the event, go to www.apalachee.org or contact Pam Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850)322-6287.