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Audubon Research Ranch Pond Planting
July 21, 2017, 7:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The ponds at Audubon’s Research Ranch offer important habitant for a number of rare species including Chiricahua leopard frogs and Mexican gartersnake. However, some of these ponds were in need of a little re-vamping. We partnered with the National Audubon Society, Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC, and Borderlands Restoration to bring new life to these water sources! Join us now as we work to put a finishing touch on our new ponds by planting some very special plants grown from seed collected from the ranch.
PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION
- 7:00 AM Meet on Friday at our office: 406 S 4th Ave, to carpool or caravan to the site.
- 9:00 AM If you want to meet us out at the ranch, please arrive by 9.
- We will work throughout the morning with a break for lunch. We should be done by lunch, but if not, we will finish up before heading back to Tucson.
THE WORK AND WHAT TO KNOWWe will be installing plants raised from seed gathered on the ranch by the folks from Borderlands Restoration. Be prepared to get dirty, maybe even muddy, but rest assured that there will be tasks for all levels of ability.
WHAT TO BRING
- Water, snacks, and lunch.
- Binoculars – this is a fabulous birding spot!
- Sturdy footwear (ex. hiking boots) that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy
- Sun Protection (ex. wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, long sleeved shirt and long pants)
- SIA will provide all tools and work gloves, though if you have a pair of gloves you like, feel free to bring them.
Contact Bryon Lichtenhan at firstname.lastname@example.org