March 28, started cutting down young Cedar trees around birding area.
Topped up bird feeders and got evidence on trail cameras of raccoons raiding the seed feeders. Have strengthened up wire supporting top of feeder so that they can’t remove it.
Spent better part of the data cutting down Cedar Trees around the eastern side of stock tank. Cut down saplings and larger trees up to 5 feet or so, will need to service the chain saw to get the larger ones. Built a critter/bird brush pile using the cut...
I’ve been digging out and leveling area on south east side of property near some large Pecan and Live Oak trees in effort to better contain ground water which was running off of property. I dug out dirt, sloping ground and build a berm to force water to turn...
Now with spring around the corner it’s time to clean out all the feeders, water and seed. Water feeders are all in good condition and needed minimal cleaning (thanks to our unusual and cold winter). Bird seed feeders are functional although not looking as pretty as they once were...
Cleaned out and checked water pans – all looking good.
Topped up and inspected bird feeders.
October saw a big clean up and ‘fixup’ of bird feeders after what we assume to be a squirrel party. Been check feeders every couple of weeks and filling up as necessary.
After last bout of rain where saw a marked increase in fire ants, especially in South/East section of property. We didn’t see much increase around stock tank where we have previously treated. Walked a couple of acres, treat large and small mounds.
It’s been a pretty decent year for wildflowers but not as much as expected although we are still seeing flowers pop up here and there. Amazing the diversity and how each year is different.