Bluebird House Workshop at The Ridges Sanctuary

Eager for spring? The annual Bluebird House Workshop at The Ridges Sanctuary is a sure sign that winter is on the wane. Bluebirds will be returning to Door County soon, but in some areas they may have trouble finding homes. To learn about how to help bluebirds, and build a nesting box come to The Ridges Workshop on March 8.

Ridges educator Brian Forest will give a brief introduction to the workshop, including information regarding the natural history and habitat needs of the Eastern Bluebird.

Guest speaker Leonard Place, author of Flashes of Blue, will display several examples of his successful nesting boxes. Place will share his common sense approach to working with the Eastern Bluebird, an approach he developed during fifteen years of setting-up, monitoring, and maintaining a bluebird trail of sixty plus nesting boxes. As part of his presentation, Place will discuss the importance of monitoring and recording the use of the nests.

Workshops will be held at 10 am and 2 pm at The Ridges Marshall Cabin, 8288 Hwy Q, Baileys Harbor. The workshop fee is $10 per adult for Ridges members, $13 per adult for the general public and $5 per child. Materials for one bluebird house are included in the fee. Additional birdhouse kits may be purchased for $5 each. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hammers. Advance registration is required. To register, contact The Ridges at 920.839.2802 or [email protected].