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Winter 2018 | Vol 11 | No 1   

 

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Dr. Bud Bailey Donates Land to Tall Timbers

It was good day to burn and Dr. Clifton (Bud) Bailey, a certified burner in Florida and Georgia and a longleaf pine ecosystem aficionado, was ready to set a prescribed fire on his property, Shade Farm in Gadsden County, Florida. Before he lit his drip torch, Dr. Bailey—a pulmonologist practicing in Tallahassee—discussed the endowment he setup with Tall Timbers from the sale of his pecan grove, and how it came about.

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Cypress LakeOld-growth Cypress Stand on Aucilla River Saved

Tall Timbers, owner of Dixie Plantation on the Aucilla River in Jefferson County, helped with the ownership transfer of 160 acres of wetlands along the Aucilla River to the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD).

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Bobwhite callingYes, Early Bobwhite Calls Heard

Mid-to-late February typically results in a prevalence of wild flushes and running coveys, but this year male birds are already tuning their vocal chords. Yes, that’s right, we have already heard bobwhite calling activity here at Tall Timbers, along with reports from several managers in the Red Hills region indicating the same. What does this mean?

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Rx FireRed Hills Fire Festival Draws 950 Attendees

Tall Timbers hosted the second Red Hills Fire Festival on January 27. The event was designed to attract individuals and families not already knowledgeable about prescribed fire by featuring live music, food, activities for all ages, and live fire demonstrations. Fire Festival is also an opportunity to showcase the many partner organizations working hard to study and apply prescribed fire in Georgia and Florida.

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