The Ash Creek Conservation Association will sponsor a Spring Bird Walk led by Milan Bull of the Connecticut Audubon Society on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm. We'll meet at the sand spit at St. Mary's.
Speaking of the sand spit, if you are able to arrive early, you can help move our Sand Spit Restoration project along and you can then enjoy the fruits of your efforts observing the birds that love our little marsh.
We have many thousands of the sea-grass plugs waiting to be planted. You can plant them at any time. Just take a small clump (5-10 individual plants) and dig a hole about 1/3 the height of the clump. Plant the clumps about 10-12 inches apart in whatever pattern you wish. Last Saturday, three of us (Beverly, Kristine and I) planted a bunch of new plugs in the front area to fill in and define the plots already present. As is clear when you walk the spit, we have left many paths through and around the sand-spit to allow access. We need to fill in the larger "islands" further back (towards the west/Fairfield). WE NEED to get most of them in the ground over the next couple of weeks. The rain helps but they dry out quickly.
Careful inspection of last years plugs shows that many of them have taken root, you can see the new green growth. When filling in be careful not to disturb the already present plugs.
And then we can all celebrate and walk around with Miley Bull from CT Audubon.