March 3 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association and Greene County Parks are hosting a workshop for volunteers who have interest in monitoring a bluebird trail during the Spring and Summer nesting seasons.
We will learn about the plight of Eastern Bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting birds, and what we can do to offset the damage done by the loss of nesting habitat, harsh weather, pesticides and fierce competition from non-native species like House Sparrows.
We will also review best conservation practices about installing nest boxes, troubleshooting and protecting against predators, and sharing data with scientists.
About the Instructor:
Bethany Gray has been a bluebird trail monitor for BCWA and GCPT (Russ Nature Reserve) since 2015. She has a degree in Education from Wittenberg University and her focus has been environmental education for adults and children for the past 12 years. Bethany completed the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program in 2016 and the Habitat Ambassador program of the National Wildlife Federation in 2018. She is co-founder of “Operation Bluebird,” a citizen science partnership with Tecumseh Land Trust and Yellow Springs Public Schools, the subject of an article published by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at NestWatch.org. She is a regional contact for the Ohio Bluebird Society, and in 2020 she served on a committee that helped the Village of Yellow Springs achieve certification as a Wildlife Habitat Community with the National Wildlife Federation.