Midway (Mon. 1/25/10) – Duke Gardens West (Way West)
by Andy Read -- January 27th, 2010
We visit two of the habitat restoration and creation projects that we worked on last year
On Monday we visited a fresh water seep that we worked on last year, helping to create habitat for the highly endangered Laysan duck. We were happy to see about a dozen ducks paddling around and dozing on the shores of the seep.
And in the afternoon, as you will see from Amy’s blog entry, we pulled Verbesina and planted bunchgrass along the road by Radar Hill. The stretch we planted last year is doing beautifully, with mature bunchgrass plants interspersed with Laysan albatross nests. The albatross seemed to appreciate the maintenance work and it was very rewarding to see the fruits of last year’s labors.