Skidaway Audubon News May 2020

Skidaway Audubon News: Online Auction to Benefit Nature Programs

When the pandemic pre-empted Skidaway Audubon’s May 11 “FUNdraiser” golf tournament, the determined group of volunteers got crafty.

Forty-six carefully crafted wildlife-themed yard art pieces that were to be part of the tournament festivities are now the centerpiece of an online auction that kicks off on May 18. Each figure is made of wood, hand painted, and was crafted here on Skidaway Island. All are coated in polyurethane so they can be displayed either indoors or outdoors, and include garden stakes where needed.

Proceeds from the sale of the wooden butterflies will help fund the pollinator projects, the sale of the wooden turtles will help fund the Diamondback rescue project, the sale of the wooden bluebirds will help underwrite the birdhouse project and the sale of the wooden bats will support the bat house project.

The online auction opens 10 a.m. May 18 with a minimum starting bid of $25 for each item. Bidding closes 5 p.m. May 24. To bid, simply go to go www.skidawayaudubon
and click on the blue banner at the top of each page for information OR go to News/Events tab. Fill out a new bid sheet each time you bid. Winners will receive an email with instructions for picking up their yard art. Winners will pay at the time of pickup, by cash or check payable to Skidaway Audubon. Top butterfly bidder gets first choice from among the butterflies, second highest butterfly bidder selects next, etc. Same with the big turtles which also have varied coloring. All other creatures are identical.