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Together Green Home     Deep Fork    Oxley Habitat    Oxley Bluebird Trail


Sittin' Green Together
Deep Fork NWR Habitat Improvement & Big Sit
Tulsa Audubon and the Friends of the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge celebrate National Public Lands Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week!
October 12, 2008

Scroll down for pictures!

Thank you to all who made a first Together Green a great success!

We began the day at 5:30 a.m. as our Big Sit began. (A Big Sit is a bird count conducted entirely from a circle of about 17' in diameter. Birders sit in it all day and record everything that they see and hear.) When the final team left the circle at 5:30 p.m. we had tallied 41 species.

At 1:00 Lori Jones from the Deep Fork NWR led a wonderful nature walk along the Cussetah Bottoms board walk. A highlight was a baby Pygmy Rattlesnake! We then began our work, cleaning the trail and planting the wildlife friendly plants and shrubs (provided by TAS) in the Cussetah Bottoms area. The Schulter fire department provided a truck to water the everything we had just planted.

We ended the day with supper provided by the Friends of Deep Fork.

 Click here for original flyer about the event

5:30 a.m. to 5:30 - Big Sit
   A Big Sit is a bird count conducted entirely from a circle of about 17' in diameter. Birders sit in it all day and record everything that they see and hear. Teams will rotate in and out of the Big Sit circle. It will be down at the Cussetah Bottoms area where the Deep Fork board walk is located.

1:00 p.m. and 3:99 p.m. - Nature Walks
   Guided walks in the Cussetah Bottoms area

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Wildflower Planting, Trail Work, Cedar Removal
   Volunteers will be planting wildflowers, cleaning up the trails and removing cedars and other invasive plants (with lopers, not chain saws!) Bring a shovel and glove if you have them.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Supper, provided by the Friends of Deep Fork
   Relax after a productive day on the refuge!

All volunteers will receive a Together Green/TAS T-Shirt and supper, provided the the Deep Fork Friends. To more information contact
Gail Storey, 918-742-2684.

Sittin' Green Together Big Sit, Oct. 12, 2008

1. Barred Owl

2. Chimney Swift

3. Belted Kingfisher

4. Red-headed Woodpecker

5. Red-bellied Woodpecker

6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

7. Downy Woodpecker

8. Hairy Woodpecker

9. Northern Flicker

10. Pileated Woodpecker

11. Blue Jay

12. American Crow

13. Fish Crow

14. Black-capped Chickadee

15. Tufted Titmouse

16. White-breasted Nuthatch

17. Carolina Wren

18. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

19. Eastern Bluebird

20. American Robin

21. Orange-crowned Warbler

22. Common Yellowthroat

23. Field Sparrow

24. Lincoln's Sparrow

25. Swamp Sparrow

26. Common Grackle

27. American Goldfinch

28. Great Egret

29. Great Blue Heron

30. Black Vulture

31. Turkey Vulture

32. Wood Duck

33. Osprey

34. Cooper's Hawk

35. Sharp-shinned Hawk

36. Red-shouldered Hawk

37. Red-tailed Hawk

38. Merlin

39. Cliff Swallow

40. Northern Cardinal

41. Killdeer

 

 

 

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