The public is invited to help inventory the Yates Lake West Forever Wild property in Elmore County, Ala., on May 19-20, 2017. Volunteers will work with biologists for two days to collect data on the types of plants, trees, wildflowers and wildlife (birds, reptiles, etc.) that are present at Yates Lake West.

You may come for a couple of hours or stay all day. Wear comfortable clothing and bring insect repellant, water and snacks. You may also want to bring binoculars and a camera.

Participants should email Wayne Barger with the Alabama State Lands Division at Wayne.Barger@dcnr.alabama.gov to register.

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 19:
9 AM - Welcome Volunteers and Public
9 AM - Eric Soehren Leads a Bird Walk
11 AM - Chris Taylor Sets Small Mammal Traps and GameCams
1 PM - Wayne Barger Leads a Botany/Butterfly Walk
3 PM - Brian Holt and Courtney Guinane Lead a Herp Hunt
7 PM - 9 PM - Evan Lawrence and Jo Lewis Monitor Bat Mist Nets

Saturday, May 20:
8 AM - Setup/Welcome Volunteers and Public
8 AM - Chris Taylor Retrieves Small Mammal Traps and GameCams
9 AM - John Trent Leads a Bird Walk
10 AM - Wayne Barger Leads a Botany/Butterfly Walk
11 AM - Brian Holt and Courtney Guinane Lead a Herp Hunt
1 PM - Wayne Barger Leads a Nature Hike

DIRECTIONS

From I-85 exit 26, head north on AL Hwy 229 for approximately 17 miles. Sign in at the parking area located on the right side of the highway (N32.64534, W85.94996).

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com. 

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