Thankfully, we made it through the heart of hurricane season unscathed. Although we had a close call with Hurricane Dorian, we remained safe. It now is time to turn our attention to our physical, identity, and financial safety during the holidays. During the holiday season, busy people can become careless and susceptible to theft and other crimes. Remember to keep your wits about you and utilize common security practices such as the following:
Skidaway Audubon’s Landings Bird Cam project has been a hit with viewers from around the world since its inception in 2014. Two cameras were placed near a bald eagle’s nest, which was 75’ up in a tree in the Plantation area of the community. The cameras were placed to stream two different views of all the action in the nest. It wasn’t known at the time, but the tree was under attack by pine bark beetles, and it died about a year later, slowly dropping all seven of the large limbs that contained the nest bowl.
On November 7, Friends of Skidaway Audubon has invited Maria Vaughan from CORCOMPOST to inform us of the benefits of composting as well as how to have a successful compost project in your backyard.
CORCOMPOST is Savannah’s newest food waste alternative, providing an environmental approach to waste management. Currently, they do not offer residential service but do provide weekly service for restaurants, schools, and businesses.
Kids aren’t the only ones who go trick-or treating! Join us on Saturday, October 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Kids’ Fishing Lagoon (located behind the Fire Station at the intersection of Log Landing and Westcross roads) to learn how birds go trick-or- treating every day to find their food. We’ll even make some bird feeders to take home to deter birds from finding the remnants that might get dropped from our human Halloween adventures (this activity involves handling peanut butter).
Join your friends and neighbors on November 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Landings Harbor Marina for the 22nd Annual Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Chili Cookoff.
The cost of advance tickets is $10 and $12 on the day of the event. The event will include more than 10 vendors, and you get to judge the chili, which will range from hot and spicy to tame and mild. Hot dogs also will be available. There will be activities for children, including a bounce house, magicians, petting zoo, and more. Children age eight and under attend free!