The Conservation committee (previously titled Grounds & Landscaping or Open Space) works with the allocated budget to enhance the common area landscaping of the community.

Some examples of duties are:

  • make recommendations to the Board about when and where to plant more trees and plants within the community, mulching, seeding, etc.
  • review the landscaping contract
  • communicate with the landscaping company regarding any issues

Members: Jeff Akers, Mark Long

“Conservation Corner” – The Pond

Carol Joseph has been working on the pond to keep it healthy. Check back here for updates on Carol’s progress.

Acoustic Monitoring of Bat Populations

Carol’s report: A bat monitoring event was conducted on 4/28/19.  We’ve had rain over the last several Sundays, so tonight was the first time we’ve been able to monitor again.  We had a total of 120 recorded calls with the following highlights:
  • Our tri-colored bats (PERSUB) have disappeared and no calls were recorded.  These are the bats impacted by white nose syndrome.
  • 2 calls recorded for federally endangered bats (Indiana bat (MYOSOD) and Gray bat (MYOGRI)), but not sure if these were just anomalies.
  • 59 calls recorded for Hoary bats (LASCIN)
  • 38 calls recorded for Silver-haired bats (LASNOC)
Below are counts for each species (abbreviations are used with common names listed in the table).
8/4/2019 – Here are bat monitoring results for the last several weeks:
Carisbrooke Bat Monitoring Results
Carisbrooke Bat Monitoring Results