Home » News

Potential Role for Neighborhood Association in Bluebird Restoration Project

Submitted by Editor on February 14, 2018 – 2:50 pm | Print or Email »No Comment

Our Neighbor Shelly Sutley is looking for Neighborhood help to sustain the 2017 Bluebird Trail of ten nesting boxes that brought new life to Forest Hill Cemetery. Shelly is recruiting and training a team that can carry on this project under her guidance. Not only does this project increase the population of these “cavity- nesting songbirds”; her project is linked to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (NestWatch.org) and other sites to share best practices, especially as native Bluebirds compete with the invasive House Sparrow (that’s Cornell, New York).

A potential, on-going presence to guide this project would be a committee within our Neighborhood Association, with Shelley giving technical guidance and inspiration.

For information on getting involved contact Shelly at ShellySutley@gmail.com. She cautions that untrained persons should not disturb the boxes; to do so would jeopardize the scientific results.

Shelly and her entourage were a highlight at our August, 2017, Promenade event to celebrate the season’s perennial plantings on Margaret Street. Watch for effervescent Shelly replete with magical bluebird wings and leading the singing of “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah…Mister Bluebird on my shoulder…”.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.