Ten bluebird nest boxes were installed recently at the Deltaville Maritime Museum at Holly Point Nature Park.
On Feb. 12, volunteers with the Middle Peninsula chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists placed poles in the ground and mounted baffles and nest boxes to each. The population of bluebirds has dropped as much as 90 percent from decades ago due to habitat loss, and people everywhere have been putting up boxes to help their numbers bounce back, a release from the group stated.
Materials for some of the boxes were donated by Roland Anderson and the Deltaville Maritime Museum Boat Shop. Others were donated by Ed Pels, along with much of the hardware needed. Participants were Pat Anderson (project captain), Luann Johnson, Mike Grose, Chris Conley, Miles Wong and Patty Campbell.
The nest boxes on the trail will be monitored by trained members of the Master Naturalists through the spring and summer. “We ask that visitors watch from a wide distance and give the new families som...
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