A Quarterly Publication          March 2010           www.dausettrails.com
The Wild About Rabies

Red Fox Have you ever wondered: "What is rabies?" or "Where did rabies begin?" Rabies is a viral disease that made history over 4,000 years ago and may be the oldest infectious disease known to man.

As early as 2300 BC in ancient Babylon, dogs were the carriers of this viral disease. Dog owners were fined for their pet's fatal bites. Around 100 AD, rabies became widespread across the Roman Empire, Greece and Crete. continue reading article

Lucky Ladybugs at Work

"Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home. Your house is on fire and your children are gone."

Ladybugs, or ladybirds, or ladybird beetles as known in Europe, are small 1/4" size brightly colored members of the Coccinellidae ("little red sphere") family. There are around 5,000 species of ladybugs worldwide in various colors. Four hundred and fifty species are native to North America.

During the middle ages, insects were destroying crops in Europe. Catholic farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help.
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Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival  Saturday,  April 3

Get ready for our 10th Annual Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival Saturday, April 3, 2010.


This fun-filled event offers something for the entire family. Children 10 years and younger can enjoy an Easter egg hunt at 11:00 a.m. (Egg hunt begins punctually at 11:00 a.m. - Line up early). Don't miss a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Enjoy moonwalks, spider-bungee jump, rock climbing wall, BB gun range, laser shoot, blacksmith demonstrations, bee keeping and more. continue reading article

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Wildlife Wonders

   Spring is a time of birth for most wildlife species. Vegetation is in abundance to nourish the parents and newborn. Some of the newborn will not live to reach maturity, but become food for hungry carnivores that must also feed their young. This is a natural cycle of life.

Here are some spring-delivery animals and some interesting facts about each: The beaver has a litter of 4 - 5 kits in May. The kits are born with heavy fur and are able to swim within an hour after birth.
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Events at Dauset Trails

Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival
  Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day Camp Registration Begins
  Monday, April 5, 2010

Movie Under the Stars
  Saturday, May 1, 2010
 "Tooth Fairy"

Fishing Rodeo
   Friday, June 11

Deep South 15-K Race
   Saturday, June 5, 2010

South Eastern Regional
Championship Race
Sunday, June 13

Day Camp - June 7-9, 2010
Day Camp - June 14-16, 2010
Day Camp - June 21-23, 2010
Day Camp - July 5-7, 2010
Day Camp - July 12-14, 2010

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"Ladybug ladybug, fly away home..."?

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Scene at the Trails

Lew-e the clown entertains the crowd
at the '09 Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival.
See him and his friends at our festival April 3 this year.
The Gardener's Dirt

Three Sisters
  Native Americans have used a planting technique for hundreds of years called " Three Sisters". The Iroquois Indians first developed the "Three Sisters" technique believing that corn, beans and squash are three sisters who only grow and thrive together.

Corn, beans and squash can benefit each other when grown together. The corn grows tall providing support for the beans. The beans add nitrogen to the soil providing nutrients for the corn.

Beans also have bacteria on their roots that help the plant absorb nitrogen from the air.

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