Tequila Mockingbird LbNA # 22057
|Placed Date||May 9 2006|
|Found By||Astro D|
|Last Found||Nov 29 2008|
The Sibley Nature Center celebrates the southern Llano Estacado and the region surrounding it within 150 miles. Through programs given at its site of 49 acres in Hogan Park in Midland, Texas, and at schools, meeting rooms, ranches, and personal homes through out the region, the Sibley Nature Center seeks to encourage the region’s citizens to be knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and history of the region. Sibley Nature Center maintains a nature trail near their facility in NE Midland. The trail winds through mesquite pastureland but also has areas of native and naturalized trees and shrubs, and a pond! Because of this varied habitat, and the close proximity of the “urban forest” island that Midland represents on an otherwise flat and featureless plain, the trail is a great place to observe a wide variety of local wildlife, especially birds. Since Midland is located on the Central Flyway, a major migration route for North American birds, a surprising number of spring and fall migrants stop off for a brief rest in Midland. This letterbox is dedicated to those birds, especially one individual who perhaps partied too much.
To the letterbox:
Intersection of N Lamesa Rd and Wadley Av
East on Wadley to Sibley Circle (Second road on the left)
Past Sibley Learning Center and Women’s Club
Sibley Nature Trail
North on trail keeping left at “Y” in the trail
Past pond on right and golf course on left
Side trail to “Ted Jones bench” east of pond
Stand directly behind bench facing east
33 steps through clearing to largest mesquite clump on right
Under rectangular concrete stone on right at base of mesquites.