Nest Box Building and Monitoring

Bluebird, chickadees, and titmice all commonly use manmade nest boxes each spring, and with our desire for removing dead-standing trees, boxes are vitally important for survival. Join a Darke County Parks Naturalist on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve to build your own nest box. Come learn how to safely monitor and see the miracle of life from egg to fledgling! The program will focus on the dos and don’ts, how you can help out at Shawnee Prairie, and monitor at your own home. Finally, wrap up the evening by building a nest box for your own backyard.

All nest box materials will be provided, but participants need to bring their own hammer. There is a $10 material fee for this program, and registration is required. For more information about this or any other Darke County Park program or to register, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

Did you know? About two thirds of an adult Eastern Bluebird’s diet consists of insects and other invertebrates.