Woodbury >> In this program you will learn all about Eastern Bluebirds and build your own nest box to take home to help attract them to your own yard.
Once common throughout Connecticut, the Eastern Bluebird, the only bluebird species found in New England, has declined in numbers. One significant contributing factor to this decline is the lack of suitable nesting spots needed by the bluebird to successfully raise young. This was a result in part from changing land use patterns and increasing urbanization. The construction of nest boxes and their establishment in appropriate habitat is helping the bluebird make a comeback. Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust’s ongoing bluebird program has helped bring many Eastern bluebirds back to the area.
Wanting to encourage others to also provide appropriate nesting spots for the birds, this class will provide all the materials needed to build a blue bird box and participants will be creating their own nest box to take home with them. Information and tips needed for installing and maintaining a successful bluebird nest box to encourage these beautiful birds to your property will also be covered.
The program is building held on Saturday, March 11 at 2PM at the Flanders Studio located at the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road in Woodbury.
The cost for each bluebird nest box is $20 for each box built. To learn more or register for the program call (203) 263-3711 Ext. 10. Information on all adult and children’s programming, special events and memberships can be found by visiting www.flandersnaturecenter.org.
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental education, and on the acquisition, conservation, and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,300 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns. Educational programs for children and adults are offered at the Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary, Flanders’ main campus in Woodbury. Trails at its major nature preserves are open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk. For more information, call 203-263-3711 or visit flandersnaturecenter.org