There is nothing quite as beautiful as a bluebird. And they’re so easy to draw to your backyard. Sure, it’s only mid-February but now is the time to ready those boxes for your feathered friends.

Says the Penn State Extension, “Some eastern bluebirds are year-round residents in Pennsylvania, but the majority migrate south in the winter, returning to Pennsylvania in early March. The first birds to arrive are males, with females arriving a short time later. Adults often return to the same territories where they previously bred, and young from the previous year return to breed near the area where they were hatched.¬†Soon after arriving, bluebirds begin to look for suitable nesting sites. Pairs begin breeding in early April.”

You can certainly go out and buy a premade one (scroll down to “2022 Wildlife Homes Order Form”) but they are easy and relatively inexpensive to make. A great family project to do with your children.

Click here for an idea of just how easy they are to make.

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