Lots of critters are digging the new trough ponds at #circleacres. This #greentreefrog #hylacinerea seen here hanging on native #aquatic plants is really enjoying the new habitat. We take water from a natural seep and run it through a low tech, low cost #biofilter to reduce the high amount of nitrates. The cleaned water is then used in these tanks to provide habitat and drinking water for wildlife. If you'd like to support our project and help us expand #waterforwildlife please consider becoming a member of #ecologyactionatx. Link in bio.
Got the trails back open thanks to an awesome #volunteer crew. We cleared the last of the large trees that fell on our main trail during the storm. There is still a lot of debris around so still use caution if you come by for a hike. #circleacres #ecologyaction #urbanforest #urbannature #restorationecology #planttrees
#harvey brought down close to 30 trees at #circleacres. The preserve will be closed to the public until further notice as our main trail is impassible. If you would like to help with clearing debris please contact me @soilmagic. The good news is that almost all the trees that came down were already planned to come down due to failure risk. All of the old trees on site are fine. Only shallow rooted chinaberry and hackberry trees fell over. Their sudden absence will make space for stouter and deeper rooted trees like cedar elm, oaks, and cottonwoods to fill in the gaps in the canopy. #urbanforest #stewardship #ecologyaction #restoration #conservation #circleoflife
Water monitoring in the Montopolis wetland, where our benches become field labs. We routinely monitor dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, nitrates and turbidity in the wetland and Country Club Creek East. Big thanks to the #LCRA and #coloradoriverwatch for helping us record our data and keep our supplies stocked. #citizenscience #water #watermonitoring #runoff #stormwater #wetlands #watershed #conservation #restoration #urbannature #circleacres #naturepreserve #montopolis #atx
Have a peek at our safety flyer before coming out to #CIrcleAcres this Sat, 9:30am-11am. Everyone welcome. #GetInvolved #SafetyFirst
Info Meetup: Learn How To Get Involved. Come out to #CircleAcres and join our growing organization. Interested volunteers & board members. Families welcome. Refreshments. Sat 5/27, 9:30am. http://ow.ly/tZlE30bh7Ai
Spring is wildflower season. See what's on the @WildflowerCenter 's "What's In Season" guide. ow.ly/GSCg30bP2p3
When we imagine the world where Ecology Action's mission has been completed, Circle Acres is what it will look like. ow.ly/RpN630bP1TI
Volunteers have completed $45K in improvements in this neighborhood park with the help of @austinparksfdn . ow.ly/lrz730bMEtw
@granite_recyclers_austin converts granite & marble scrap into building materials and unique products like fire pits for a backyard summer staycation.
We're looking for volunteers, and board & committee members. Come out on 5/27 and learn how to become a part of EA. ow.ly/uWi130bzRwu
Many of the "makers" at @makerfaireaustin reclaim, reuse, & recycle into fantastic creations. Explore this Sat & Sun at @pectx. austin.makerfaire.com
#TheFieldLab chronicles life off the grid in a SW Texas desert. It's an incredible experiment in sustainable living. youtu.be/WIo9ROTi7a4
New research in .@NatureEcoEvo shows how important it is to keep habitats connected. .@ScienceDaily ow.ly/IDms30bzNzF
#HillCountryConservancy's #WildlifeWednesday: Dobsonflies are large winged insects in Corydalidae family, an adult often exceeds two inches in length.
Are Backyard Gardens a Weapon Against Climate Change? http://ow.ly/jEbE30bf4Dd
Help ATX reach its Zero Waste goal by 2040. Pick up donated garden supplies for free. http://austintexas.gov/zerowaste
Have you heard about our May events (FYI: one is tomorrow)? You're invited. http://conta.cc/2qvHi5W #CircleAcres
New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Adventures of John James Audubon.
Recycling is in trouble! Are we to blame?
The more you know. http://ow.ly/GX5d30bf4mp