Crocodile Lake Workday
A big thank you goes out to all of the FAVOR volunteers who showed up for Saturday's (2/15/2014) workday at Crocodile Lake NWR.
The next workday at Crocodile Lake NWR will be on March 15 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. We will be building supplemental nests for woodrats. See the flyer for additional information.
We're really impressed on how quickly the endangered mammals are using these nests. Mike Cove and Andy Maurer (NC State Researchers) placed remote cameras on the 16 nests built in the last workday. In a month, 7 nests were observed with Key Largo woodrats and 4 with Key Largo cotton mice. There's not many places in the world where in just a few hours a person can have such a direct and lasting impact in saving an endangered species. Please join us...
If you get a chance, stop by and visit. You will notice that several of the exotic plants in the garden have been removed and new, native plants installed.
If you miss the workday you still have
chance to help out this year. We have one day of removing
exotics and planting new trees on April 12.
Please try to join us. Even though it is hard work, it is fun and rewarding to see a job well done.
FAVOR/Crocodile Lake NWR
Coordinator of Volunteers