New Board Members: The Audubon Board is pleased to welcome five new members: Joe Brown, Ken Scott, John Albert, Dick Work, and Sally Work. This will give the Audubon a stronger program team.
Fripp Audubon Nature Trail: Through the spring and summer, the Audubon trail project teams have been working on a major upgrade on the nature trail. A new entrance, new signs and a number of major trail improvements are being made and will be finalized in the fall. This unique trail takes visitors through the many barrier island habitats on Fripp with educational signage to highlight the forest and salt marsh environments and the birds, animals, sea life, and plants that make up this unique ecosystem.
Special thanks to the project team Joe Brown, Cyndi White, Tony Natoli, Bob Freeman, Dick Work and Dave Tindal for a job well done.
Helping Painted Buntings: John Albert’s Fripp Audubon Naturally brings focus on how to help the Painted Bunting. Find out more at the website http://www.islc.net/audubon/Painted%20Buntings.pdf.
Record Turtle Nests for the Barrier Islands: Janie Lackman, director of the Fripp Turtle Patrol and Audubon board member, reports that this has been a recent record nesting season Fripp, Hunting and Harbor islands. Janie’s Fripp team has 67 new nests. It has been a great challenge for all of island patrols with nest identification followed by hatchling management six weeks later.