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Bluebirds Need You Now

Bluebirds need human help to ensure good nesting outcomes.

The blue guys are headed back and ready to raise families.

The Sharon Friends of Conservation have about 30 bluebird houses sited throughout the town. It is very important that these be monitored to maximize the success of bluebird nesting efforts. Monitoring involves visiting assigned (or chosen) houses at least once a week and taking note of activity, eggs and nestlings. Monitors also report on any conditions hazardous tothe birds such as damaged houses or other threats.

The Friends' present monitors find their work adds an interesting and relaxed hour or so to their week. It's an education in itself and a great way get away from it all.

If interested, contact Kurt before March 1.


(781) 784-4625         kurtb7@juno.com

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Paul Izzo February 24, 2012 at 08:13 PM
My son monitored bluebird activity for several months as a community service project. He enjoyed seeing the young ones develop and learned alot in the process. Highly recommended.
Kurt Buermann March 02, 2012 at 03:13 PM
bluebird monitor's meeting Sunday, March 4 at 7 pm 18 Hixson Farm Rd.( Hixson Farm Housing office) . Time is about 1 hour per week. You help bluebird families in some of the 30 in-town bluebird houses put up by the Sharon Friends of Conservation. This is a very rewarding—almost addictive –activity. Light refreshments served For more info please call Kurt at (781) 784-4625

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