SP20 Build Your Own Bluebird Box

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Wednesday February 19

9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Build Your Own Bluebird Box

Instructor: Joe Sanders

Wednesday, February 19, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$88 Member | $108 Non-member

Limit: 15 students

BREG Wildlife Core or Elective - 3 Hours

BRN Elective - 3 Hours


Help bluebirds thrive in your area by learning how to construct and place a bluebird nest box on your property. Bluebirds actually need human intervention in order to compensate for their natural habitats being overtaken by non-native species. This three-hour class will give a history of the bluebird and its lifecycle. Each participant will build their own cedar nest box of the type that has proven popular with bluebirds. No carpentry experience is required. You will go home with a completed bluebird nest box, mounting pole, and written information on attracting bluebirds to your property. 

Students will need to bring a hammer and work gloves, and wear sturdy shoes and clothing for a walk into the Arboretum gardens where we’ll set-up a new nest box. 

Joe Sanders has been working with bluebird restoration for over 30 years and is currently a County Representative for the North Carolina Bluebird Society. He has taught classes to numerous community garden groups and currently monitors nest boxes during the nesting season, including those on the Arboretum grounds.


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