Monitoring nest boxes is a rewarding activity that requires minimal skill and provides valuable data through citizen science. Jerry Hamby will share his experiences in the LBJ National Grassland, where he and other volunteers maintain and monitor more than thirty eastern bluebird nest boxes. He will also discuss considerations for installing boxes in your backyard and ways to attract bluebirds while discouraging predators. Through photos from the field, he will trace the nesting cycles of bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds that occupy nest boxes and provide resources for becoming a Cornell Lab NestWatcher. Sponsored by the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.
This meeting and program will be in person and on Zoom.