It's that time of year again for the 11th Annual Wildlife-Friendly Yards Tour sponsored by Apalachee Audubon. If you haven't done this tour before, those who have will tell you it's the best $10 you can spend for an activity here in Tallahassee. Each year we have chosen five hosts for their environmentally friendly yards and the great ideas they have come up with to attract local and migrant birds and wildlife. With this tour happening in the middle of winter, it is not the ordinary style garden tour. It's a chance to see the 'bones' of the yard and catch a glimpse of some fabulous winter birds. Winter is planting time so you can take notes then go home and start that yard project you've always wanted to do and to welcome the birds of spring to nest in your yard.
This year our event takes place on Saturday, February 16th from 10am - 4pm. Tickets will be available, starting January 19th at Native Nurseries (1661 Centerville Rd.) and Wild Birds Unlimited (Thomasville Rd.) and also will be available through the day of the tour. The tour takes place rain or shine. Birds are very active when it's stormy, so don't let that stop you. This is a fundraiser for the local Audubon Chapter.
Once you purchase your ticket, you will be given all the information you need for the tour. It's shaping up to be another spectacular year not to be missed!
Spread the word and bring your friends. Help us make this tour the most successful yet. We thank the hosts, both past and present, who have volunteered their yards and time, and the long list of volunteers who have helped make this event so special.
And speaking of volunteering - If you would be interested in helping out this year as a greeter at one of the homes for a 2, 4 or 6 hr shift, please contact Tammy Brown at 850-933-8154 or TCBrown798@aol.com. No experience is required. This is just to give the hosts a hand during the tour. After your shift, you can do the tour for free.