Great News! On Thursday, April 14th we took delivery of an old double wide trailer and parked it on a concrete slab here at Wildcat Bluff. On Saturday, April 23rd, in celebration of Earth Day and to further our mission, we are going to start converting it into Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center's home! Starting at about 10:00 am with coffee and doughnuts, and water provided, we will welcome a troop of volunteers (maybe including you?) to begin the work. (Bring work gloves and dress appropriately for labor!)
The Panhandle Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will have their monthly meeting from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Wildcat Bluff Nature Center Executive Director, Vivien Young will be talking with them about exciting partnership possibilities! All interested are welcome to come along.
Volunteers are very important to our organization and quality of our facilities. There are always things that can be done around our facilities in order to make it a better place to explore and learn and for our guests and members to enjoy. There are a number of ways you can become involved in our organization. You can make a difference in the way we carry out our mission to educate others about the nature and history of our region and provide a place where a part of the natural Texas High Plains is accessible to the general public - preserved and maintained.
I had the pleasure of being invited by Jim Ray, wildlife biologist at Pantex, to volunteer for a Purple Martin conservation research project. The project would consist of trapping 22 Purple Martins which would be identified, measured, weighed and samples of feather and blood would be collected. Then the birds would be outfitted with tiny geolocation devices which will record their daily movements for up to a year.
Thanks to the group of volunteers from Amarillo's Southwest Airlines employees for coming out to make the biggest haul of the campaign!
Mark your calendars and join us for the Don’t Mess with Texas® Trash-Off on March 30 and April 13, 2013. The Trash-Off encourages Texans across the state to join forces and clear Texas roadsides of trash. Millions of pieces of litter accumulate on our roadways each year, which means we need your help.