The revised Bluebird trail map shows how the boxes are concentrated along the northern edge of the Biocore Prairie. We are hoping that Bluebirds and their allies will successfully occupy this new housing this summer. Boxes 10 and 11 are paired, located only a few yards apart, so as to to reduce competition by increasing housing density.
Paul Noeldner used a manual fence post driver to install the metal poles and then fastened the wooden boxes to the poles, facing them northeast so the morning sun would warm the inhabitants of these solid cedar boxes. On this sultry summer afternoon, this was truly a labor of love for the birds. The rest of us helped transport the equipment. Find out what’s happening on the Bluebird Page. Glenda Denniston reported that, within a day of the relocation project, she spotted a Common yellowthroat peeking out of Box 13! That’s a first.