IN THIS ISSUE...
- Membership Has Benefits
- Spicing It Up
- New Fire Ecologist at Tall Timbers
- Remembering Dr. William R. Brueckheimer
- Rare Striped Newt Discovered
- Tall Timbers Receives Grant for Dixie Plantation
- Quail Hatch Report
- Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction
- Quail Plantations, Tall Timbers Receive Awards
Summer 2015 | Vol 8 | No 3
The Red Hills and Albany Area quail plantations received an impressive designation – National Legacy Landscape – in recognition of the landscape scale conservation efforts for bobwhites. The award honors the region’s landowners for their longstanding dedication to bobwhite management, the skilled managers that have sustained bobwhite populations, and the partnership with research and management agencies that has been a trademark of this region for nearly a century.e
The 18th Annual Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction will be held Sunday evening, September 20, 2015 at Pebble Hill Plantation – Uno Hill Barn, Thomas County, Georgia, and will be catered by Liam’s Restaurant of Thomasville, GA.
Reports from managers suggest that bobwhite populations have a good chance of increasing this year across the Red Hills and Albany region. “Mega-broods” (broods of greater than 20 birds) comprised of varying ages of chicks have been consistently reported, which points to a quality hatch already thus far.
The Florida Legislature approved a $350,000 restoration grant for the historic main house at Dixie Plantation in Jefferson County. The phase I grant was part of the Department of State’s Special Category Grant appropriation request that successfully awarded 33 grants to historically significant properties throughout Florida.