IN THIS ISSUE...
- Tall Timbers Needs Your Membership
- Bahia Grass Control Project
- Thirty-fifth Anniversary Census of the Wade Tract
- Pebble Hill Fire Plots Census
- Tall Timbers History Makes a Great Gift
- Chick Survival and Late Quail Hatch
- Red Hills Awareness Initiative
Vol 6 | No 3 | December 2013
all Timbers has long recognized the critical importance of stewardship and conservation of the Red Hills Region. Nestled between the Ochlockonee and Aucilla Rivers, the Cody Escarpment just south of Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city and the main street community of Thomasville, Georgia, the biologically diverse area has been described as a lifeline between coastal and northern wild lands.
Covey call counts on many properties in the Red Hills region and Albany area indicate populations are up from last year about 30% on average with some areas seeing even higher bumps than others. We attribute this uptick to both solid over-winter survival, carrying good bird numbers into the breeding season from the previous fall, and decent amounts of rainfall, which was fairly well distributed throughout the nesting season.
One year ago, Tall Timbers reached out to many local land owners asking their help with an ambitious project — the first ever comprehensive economic impact analysis of working rural lands in the Red Hills Region.
Published at the end of last year, The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy by Robert L. Crawford and William R. Brueckheimer traces the evolution of Tall Timbers benefactor Henry Beadel from sportsman and naturalist to conservationist.