What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by rolling up your sleeves and helping Felix Neck get ready for spring? Saturday, April 25 is Mass Audubon’s Statewide Volunteer Day, and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary needs volunteers of all ages to help from 9 a.m. to noon. After working up an appetite, volunteers will be treated to a barbecue lunch.
Among the work to be done is the overhaul of the Felix Neck butterfly garden. Last fall, all of the plants were removed and the garden area was doubled after the removal of the bittersweet and other invasive species. Now it is time for planting. Please bring work gloves, wear work clothes, and bring your favorite gardening tools.
Felix Neck also needs more picnic tables for visitors and for campers. Two picnic tables need construction, so those handy with wood are encouraged to come and lend their expertise.
Finally, the never-ending battle against bittersweet continues to rage. Help remove this invasive species that threatens our native plants. Bring work gloves; you’ll need them.
The barbecue lunch that follows is a thank-you to volunteers and a celebration of all that was accomplished.
So bring your friends and family and get your hands dirty. To sign up, visit massaudubon.org/workforwildlife. For details, call 508-627-4850.