Joe Farah wrote:
I like how you use the term "install"... it lends a sense of professionalism to your littering. To answer your question, i'd say the sooner the better. I'll be a bit surprised and a lot envious if that AC produces for you this season. In CO the cover we lay... i mean, install, usually takes a year or two to "mature" before it produces. The vegetation underneath it needs to die and the rodents need to clear that out, it needs to settle flat and vegetation has to grow up around it for it to really attract the snakes. No clue how things work up there though. Try layering some of the wood sheets.
Noted... That was my understanding. I haven't used a lot of AC up here and I think I have a better chance at finding smooth greens this year than I have at finding milks... Either one will do the trick.
Joe Farah wrote:
So can we hear more about this project? I'm curious to know why you need to find those species. If they exist there will the land not be altered or something?
The habitat where I need to find the snakes is located around a big marsh. If I can find the snakes, the land will be offered for compensation for the destruction of another wetland that is being developped. Without going into to much details, the ministry often works this way... To obtain the autorisation to destroy a wetland you have to prove that the project is needed, that the ecological value of the wetland is low, that the destruction of the wetland cannot be avoided and finally if all of the above are proved, you need to provide a piece of land including a wetland of equal surface and greater ecological value. In this case, finding either species of snake will give the wetland a greater value because both species are listed under the endangered species law.