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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