- January 17, 2017 at 8:30 PM #2379kingpostParticipant
This past Saturday, January 14, was a workday at the bus property and a small game hunt. After a fun squirrel hunt – no squirrels were harmed in the process – it was time to check the wood duck boxes, clean out the old shavings and get them ready for this year’s breeding season. The boxes went in a little late last year and although the trail cam had caught woodies leaving one box, there was no firm evidence that wood duck broods had been raised in either box. It was with a great deal of anticipation that we opened the first box. Egg shell fragments and liners were scattered all over the shaving layer. Saved some of the shell bits and cleaned out box number one. That was a triumph but what put the icing on the cake was the fact that the second box also had broken egg shells; woodies had raised young in BOTH boxes. That was an unexpected blessing. The result of our effort far exceeded our expectation and there was a real sense of satisfaction that our stewardship of God’s bounty was rewarded so completely. Respect and nurture the resource and the rewards will be many. Watch for future news of expansion of this waterfowl project.
- January 17, 2017 at 8:37 PM #2382
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- January 17, 2017 at 9:23 PM #2389BravoParticipant
Great Work! That’s really being Stewarts of the Land. Keep the pictures and Stories coming.
- January 17, 2017 at 9:36 PM #2390BFMHUNTParticipant
That’s awesome. Excited to see the new trail cam pictures this spring! You may have some permanent residents.
- January 19, 2017 at 7:20 PM #2399D-MoParticipant
That’s some GREAT WORK! Beautiful pictures
- January 19, 2017 at 7:27 PM #2400HazelParticipant
Good Job! That’s True Conservation Work
- January 19, 2017 at 10:38 PM #2401
- February 27, 2017 at 9:50 PM #2530travmorr99Participant
That’s some GREAT WORK! It’s a good looking Pond and now you have more Woodies.
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