Bluebird Experience would like to give a big shout out to Phillips-Medisize, Boy Scouts of America, and UWEC Service Learning and IS students for starting out the 2018 Songbird Breeding Season with a bang!
On April 25th, 2018 Eagle Scout Candidate, James, led an event at Phillips-Medisize to install his homemade stovepipe baffle predator guards.
These guards are designed and made by James in order to keep out predators such as snakes, ants, squirrels, and cats. James successfully installed his stovepipe baffle guards on all ten nestboxes on the Phillips-Medisize trail to fulfill part of his Eagle Scout Project. James will also be helping monitor the nestboxes throughout the summer to research and gain data to ensure his predator guards are doing their job by protecting our songbirds.
See below for photos from our Kickoff Event! Here’s to another year of protecting Wisconsin’s native songbirds!
Eagle Scout Candidate, James, shows off his stove pipe baffle and how it protects bluebirds from predators
James demonstrates the EDGE method while leading fellow Boy Scout Troop 90 members to reassemble nestbox #5 after installing predator guard
James and Shelly explain the working components of songbird restoration to staff from Phillips-Medisize and UWEC
Collaboration efforts come together to kick off the 2018 season!
UWEC Information System students pose behind the Bluebird Experience display at Phillips-Medisize
Mentor Shelly explains bluebird nesting habits to onlooking Boy Scouts