Monday, April 9, 2012

April 25: Attract Bluebirds to your House/Garden

A guest lecturer from the Audubon Society will present a program on bluebird attraction and provide bluebird volunteer training on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Village Hall. The speaker will be Roger Hotham, a retired earth science teacher, long-time member of the Kane County Audubon Society and lifelong birder. Hotham is a committed conservationist, whose many commitments include native and prairie restoration as well as being a well-seasoned bluebird monitor and expert. He will discuss how volunteers can help bring native bluebirds back to Montgomery, and will share his personal knowledge of bluebird habits gained from the successful bluebird project he has been involved in.

In March, 50 bluebird houses were constructed by volunteers and subsequently installed throughout Montgomery. Scout troops, families and nature enthusiasts interested in learning more about the bluebird attraction program or who may possibly be interested in volunteering to help attract and protect these beautiful creatures are encouraged to attend. Volunteers will be needed to replenish feeding stations near the bluebird houses, monitor the nesting boxes and photograph these gorgeous birds.

This is part of the Beautification Committee’s ongoing project to attract bluebirds to Montgomery. For more information, please call Public Works at 630-896-9241 .

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