May 3, 2015


We have tenants in many of our new birdhouses. Unfortunately they are all tree swallows. This is not bad news as these birds will prevent invasive species from taking over the neighboring nest box. They are also very fun to watch "dive bombing" our staff to catch insects that are disturbed by the mowers.
Here is a link to a fact sheet that I am using as a guide for our monitoring efforts. Hopefully we will get a few families of bluebirds this season, but they say it may take up to a year to attract a mating pair to a new box. I will keep you posted as to any new arrivals, or when the swallows begin laying eggs.