Turkey Season 2016

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Regulations(Copied from TPWD Outdoor Annual Handbook 2015-2016)

Colorado County
TurkeyRio Grande Spring Season Only:

Apr 1-30, 2016 Only.

Bag limit: 1 (gobblers only).

Enjoy!

Rio Grande Turkeys; Photo by B.LaVergne, March 2013
Rio Grande Turkeys; Photo by B.LaVergne, March 2013

Grass/Sand Burr & Spring Maintenance Seminar Follow-up

Stephen Janak, Colorado County Extension Agent
Stephen Janak, Colorado County Extension Agent

We had an informative seminar on spring maintenance held by our County Extension Agent, Stephen Janak.  Stephen gave us an overview of his background as well as many resources to use for our spring maintenance here in the Oak Prairie region of Texas, including ways to control grass or sand burrs on our properties.   Stephen’s contact information is below:

Stephen D. Janak, County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources, Colorado County, Texas; 979-732-2082; http://colorado.agrilife.org/

There were about 20 property owners present for this seminar.   A delicious continental breakfast was served by Jean Herring.  Thank you, Jean, for all your hard work on all ORWMA’s events and meetings!

Habitat Seminar, 02-27-2016
Habitat Seminar, 02-27-2016

ORWMA hopes to have at least one seminar of this type each quarter during 2016. We hope all our neighbors here at Oakridge Ranch can join us for those later this year.

Live life outdoors!

ORWMA Winter Bird Census 2016 Follow-up

 

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As many of you know this is my first time to chair the Birding Committee and our first time to be involved with the Birding Census.  We hosted the dinner the night before the actual Birding and in attendance where Amy & Jim Hardy, Brenda & Gary LaVergne, Terri & Mark Prasatik, Terri & Bret Dingley and Grady & Glenda Lambert.  We divided into groups giving each an area of the ranch to scout and record all the different birds we could see or hear.  The magic hour to meet the next day was 6:45am, yep you read that right 6:45am.  It was fairly foggy that morning but the birds didn’t seem to mind.  I have to say that we had a blast being in the woods so early and watching the wildlife awaken serenading us with their own music.  My husband, Fred, enjoyed it so much he talked about it for days…who knew Birding could be so much fun!  The total number of different birds spotted were 43 and the top 5 birds with a count of 100 or more were the American Robin, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing and the Chipping Sparrow.  There were many on the list I didn’t know, but now with my birding book in hand my knowledge is growing every day.

I want to thank everyone who took the time to participate in our Birding Census and hope you all can join us next year as we are truly blessed to live in an area that has so many birds & wildlife to see right out our front door.

Happy Birding,

Beverly Olson