On the Cover - Top - sunflower from front field
                                Bottom - baby donkey and mother
                                              at Barnyard

        Dauset Trails was invited to present reptile programs at the Farm Safety Day in Griffin, and to the Story Time Reading group at the Butts and Monroe County libraries.
        The Spalding County Farm Bureau held a safety awareness day for kids in June. Dauset Trails helped with a venomous snake program including identification of venomous snakes and habitats and proper steps to take to avoid or recover from snake bite.
      The Story Time groups enjoyed a reptile program  which featured a pine snake and a painted turtle and lots of  interesting artifacts to go along with the theme.

            Our burro, or donkey, had her baby in early June (see front cover for picture). In July, two goats had babies. All can be seen at the Barnyard.
            On the Animal Trail, you can now see a beaver. This two and a half year old male was donated by the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. The beaver has a jaw alignment problem and is not  releasable  into the wild. He is doing well on the trail.

Fall is approaching (hooray!) and this means it's time to be thinking about the annual Scare Crow contest at Dauset Trails. Cash prizes for 1st., 2nd.  and 3rd. places.
The contest is in October- more details later.

       The Butts County Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual picnic at Dauset Trails on August 13, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. The theme this year is an "old fashioned" picnic with individual baskets , prizes, music, and fun activities for kids.                  Tickets are $15.00 for adults , and kids under 12 are free. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (770) 775-4839.

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