Spring migration is ramping up with birds and birders flocking to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
On a recent Sunday, thirteen volunteers from Red Rock Audubon worked hard to make this return more enjoyable for all. Clearing out brush, trimming back trees and replacing cages around plants to protect them from the voracious rabbits improves the habitat for birds and opens up views for the rest of us.
Working to clear the island in Pond 1 is an arduous task. All the trimmings need to be dragged into the boat, carted across the pond, dragged out of the boat and up the steep banks. Caging the plants requires strong hands and heavy duty work gloves to protect those hands from being poked. Trimming along the edge of the pond? Better watch your step or you'll get your feet wet!
Red Rock Audubon thanks their members for their hard work and their dedication to improving bird habitat. It is always enjoyable to spend time working together, knowing that work is necessary and appreciated. Birds and visitors to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - Welcome Back!
Written by Nancy Chang
Photographs by Doug Chang