Following the recommendation of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to postpone events that consist of 50 people or more CCWMA leadership have reluctantly decided to postpone this Saturday’s March 21st Spring Banquet & Raffle. Raffle tickets will remain on sale as leadership does intend to reschedule the event at which time the raffle will be drawn. We will provide updates as they become available via email, the website (www.ccwma.org/news) and Facebook. Thank you for your understanding.
Out of an abundance of caution the ORWMA Purple Martin
seminar schedule for tomorrow Saturday, March 14, has been cancelled.
Bert Stiplecovich (713-540-2378 firstname.lastname@example.org) has agreed to cancel
and hopes that we contact him for another chance to present the Purple Martin
event again. March/April is when you need to get your Purple Martin houses up.
He wants to let everyone know that if you are interested in getting set up for
this season’s Purple Martins, you are more than welcome to contact him by
phone or email and he will be more than happy to assist you or send to you by
email any information needed.
Well, spring has almost sprung. We have reset our clocks to daylight savings time (spring forward fall back). The 15 day forecast shows nightly low temps in the 60’s and highs in the 70’s & 80’s. The grass is turning green, trees are starting to grow new leaves, and the wild flowers are beginning to bloom.
Soon the catkins will start falling (you know those little tassels that fall from the oak trees). I had to look up the real name. My tree book says they only fall for 4 days. I know last year they were falling faster than I could blow them off the driveway.
Also, the fawns will soon begin to appear. So, when you start cutting grass or shredding your pasture be sure to keep your eyes open for them. And remind your visitors if they see a fawn to leave it alone. Mama deer knows where she left her baby and she will come back for it.
Spring is a time of growth and activity. So too, is Oakridge Ranch and ORWMA. We have a lot of new property owners so far this year and ORWMA has a lot of activities. There is a Purple Martin seminar at the community center on March 14 at 9 am. CCWMA (of which we are part) will have the annual Spring Banquet at the Columbus KC Hall on March 21, doors open at 4 pm. The annual ORWMA fish fry & shrimp boil will be held at the community center on April 25. And of course, ORWMA meets at the community center on the 1st Sunday of the month at 4 pm. All landowners are invited to attend. Earl FlyORWMA President
Did you ever want to know about Purple Martins? Why do
the call them purple when they are not purple? When and where do they migrate?
Where do they breed? What are they know for? What do they do when approaching
their nesting site?
If you ever wanted to know about Purple Martins, come join us March 14th at 9 am at the Community Center. We will have a guest speaker to answer all your questions. We will also have coffee and donuts along with ORWMA caps and Tee shirts for sale. Hope to see you there.
Nineteen Volunteers showed up Saturday February 8th to do litter pick up on County Road 215. On the 3.1 miles from the North Gate to County Road 211 about 20 bags of trash were picked up. Donuts, kolaches, and hot coffee were provided. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The Colorado County Wildlife Management Association will be holding its Annual Spring Banquet on Saturday March 21, 2020. It will be at the Columbus Hall (formerly the K.C. Hall) in Columbus, TX. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. There will be live music from 4:00 – 6:30 with a BBQ meal starting at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation from TJ Muir on Feral Hog Control. There will be a bucket raffle, card raffles, whitetail scoring contest, game cam and photo contest, vendors, display of local trophy whitetail bucks, laser shoot for the kids, door prizes and free refreshments while they last. All Colorado County WMA members are encouraged to attend and the general public is also invited to attend this family friendly event.
Saturday morning February 8, we will meet at the Community Center at 8:30 am to do the County Road 215 clean up. We will meet up at the Community Center to get safety vests and grabbers. We will clean from the North Gate to County Road 211. As soon as we finish, we will return to the Community Center for the regular ORWMA Board meeting.
We usually meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 4 pm at the Community Center. However, this coming Sunday, February 2, is the Super Bowl. So, we will meet Saturday February 8, after the road clean up. Hopefully, we will be finished with the road clean up by 10:30 or so.All landowners are invited to the board meeting. We have a number of items to discuss, but should be finished before lunchtime. Also, will have CCWMA Raffle tickets for sale.