Saturday, February 8, 2014

Please Join Us for The Bluebird Trail Walk and Talk Tours!

You Can Help! Become a Friend and Supporter of the Bluebird Trail  in West Cobb at the Green Meadows Preserve Park, located at 3780 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

25 Bluebird Nest Boxes have been sponsored and placed along the 2.3 mile trail within the 112 acres of open pasture, meadows and trees. This will help us support and grow the at risk Bluebird population.

One of our many feed stations.
This is one of the special feed stations that have been placed along the trail for feeding small birds, which include the song bird, the Eastern Bluebird. This helps us cut down on the cost of food by not feeding all the larger birds along the trail, there is plenty of other food for them in the Park.

We presently have seven of these feed stations up, they have been sponsored by people who wish to be a Friend and Supporter of the Bluebird Trail.

We have three more feed stations that we would like to place along the balance of the trail, each feed station is positioned to support 3 or 4 Nest Box locations. This makes the food source close and available during the nesting season. The parents feed their young, each baby bird twice an hour while they are in the nest box developing, to become a young Bluebird. To sponsor a feed station, the cost is $150.00 for each feed station, this can be done by individuals or by more than one person going in to sponsor a feed station. All the proceeds go to support the Bluebird Trail. We also welcome sponsors to help with the cost of supporting the Bluebird Trail by making contributions.
Come see our Tree of Life!

Make your checks payable to MGVOCC/
Green Meadows Community Garden
(Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County)

(We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
so your donation is tax deductible) 

Mail your sponsorship to:
Jim Bearden
1648 Oakford Court
           Marietta, GA 30064

We welcome your attendance at one or all of our scheduled
educational series,

"Bluebird Trail Walk and Talk Tours"
Dates and Times 
 Saturday May 24th,

Saturday Jun 7th, Saturday Jun 21st

All Tours: Start At 10:00 AM and End By 11:30 AM/12:00 Noon
Be sure to bring your own drinking water, insect spray/repellent, sunscreen and wear a hat if needed and comfortable shoes for walking the 2.3 mile
Bluebird Trail.
For questions: Call Jim B (cell) 404-202-8755 or
Follow us on the Bluebird Trail Blog
Green Meadows Bluebird Trail, Where Birds Come to Life!
Thanks for joining us along the Trail.....Jim B

The Wild Week of Winter in Georgia

We had quite the week of weather, we living in Marietta, GA aren't use to having. It caught most of us off guard, including myself. I have lived and driven in most every state that has major snow and cold winter's, without ever to date having an auto accident. Not this year and of all places in Marietta, GA on my way to get my hair cut, then a walk in the park at the Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail.

Well I never made it to my appointment for my most expensive hair cut, that I never got. I also didn't make it to the Bluebird Trail for my walk and to feed the birds. Instead I sat on the side of the road, on Dallas Hwy waiting for AAA tow truck for four hours, which never got to me. It took a good friend 3 hrs. to come 4 miles to give me a ride home. I know many of you have much bigger stories to tell about your day on Tuesday January 28th, 2014.
My 1998 Toyota 4 Runner

This "Yota" as we called her was my baby, I had put everyone of the 176,000 miles on her. I was going for the big 250,000 mile mark. I am sorry to say that will not be happening, I was informed yesterday that she is totaled and will be put to rest. So when you drive by the Green Meadows Preserve Community Garden/Bluebird Trail, you can no longer know if I am there by seeing my 1998 Toyota 4 Runner parked by the fence.

I am writing all of this so I can tell you how sorry I am that we had to cancel the scheduled Walk and Talk Tour for the Bluebird Trail on Thursday January 30th at 10:00 am. The cause was the bad weather on Thursday the 30th, not the fact that I was home sick about loosing my good friend the Toyota. The good news is that no one else was involved in the accident and I was not hurt.

Please read the next post to our blog for all the correct dates and times for the coming Walk and Talk Tours for the Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail.

Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail,Where Birds Come to Life!
Thanks for joining us along the Trail.....Jim B