Connecting your yard with surrounding landscapes creates vital flight corridors for native and migratory birds, including bluebirds. Using ArcGIS technology, ornithologist Ian Stewart demonstrates how personal gardens contribute to a larger ecosystem and support bluebird populations. Learn the role of nest boxes in bluebird reproduction, identify where to place one in your yard, and leave with instructions on how to properly install and look after it. You will soon see that your yard has become a new home for gorgeous bluebirds.
This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, February 25 (Snow Date: March 4). It is also offered as an in-person class on Friday, February 24, 2023. Click here for information about the Friday date.
About the Instructor:
Ian Stewart, PhD, was raised in Newcastle, England and received a doctorate in ornithology from the University of Leicester. He has conducted research on tree swallows and bluebirds and how local land management activities are affecting bird numbers and diversity throughout the year. Ian is currently an Ornithologist at the Delaware Nature Society. Ian is currently studying the effects of non-native plants on birds.