Following the Bluebird of Happiness

Sixty Seconds with Judi

“Be like the bluebird who never is blue, for he knows from his upbringing what singing can do” Cole Porter

The bluebird population was struggling back in the 1970’s. But, with the help of the National American Bluebird Society, formed in 1978, trails have been started to help build the population back up. Members would watch the houses and report the numbers and health of the population. Their efforts have been successful! The bluebirds have rebounded from endangered to least concern status.

A couple years back, we started a project here on the farm. We created our very own bluebird trail consisting of 17 little houses built just for our little feathered friends. It makes my heart full to know that here on the farm, we can create an environment that helps to build the population of this glorious songbird. With the help of our friends Pamela Dimeler and her husband Scott, who maintain and monitor our nesting boxes located on the Linvilla property, we have seen our own success story. During the 2015-2016 nesting season thirty-six baby Bluebirds successfully fledged along with several Tree Swallows and House Wrens.

So go outside, take a walk through a park, or just sit in your yard. Look around in nature and see all the beauty that surrounds you. Listen carefully for their beautiful song. You might find that following the bluebird may just bring you happiness!

 

Join us this week in the Garden Center for

The Linvilla Bluebird Trail     March 18, 2017, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Pamela Dimeler will present a program featuring her photography of the Eastern Bluebirds. Pamela and her husband Scott maintained and monitored the seventeen Bluebird nesting boxes located on the Linvilla property. Many aspects of the Eastern Bluebird will be discussed including Bluebird Conservation, how to maintain a Bluebird box and how to attract Bluebirds.
Call 610-876-7116 to register. *No Charge*

Also in the Garden Center you will find:

All Coles Bird Seed on sale for 20% off

All Jonathan Green Grass Seed is 20% off