SP20 Build a Rustic Wren House

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Friday February 14

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Build a Rustic Wren House

Instructor: Carlton Burke

Friday, February 14, 1 – 4 p.m.

$68 Member | $88 Non-member

Limit: 12 students

BREG Wildlife Core or Elective - 3 Hours

BRN Elective - 3 Hours


It may feel like winter outside but rest assured, our resident birds are gearing up for nesting season which is just around the corner. One species that often nests close to our human homes is the Carolina Wren. Wrens are cavity nesters and build their tunnel like nest made of mosses and other materials inside some type of natural or man-made shelter. Wrens are famous for utilizing little nooks and crevices around our homes to make their nests. In this class, you will learn more about these interesting little songsters and build a durable, rustic, wooden wren house which can serve as both a nesting location year after year and also as a winter refuge during the cold winter months. 

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.    


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