All about bluebirds in Union

Apr 18, 2014
Jeff Nims will present a talk about bluebirds on Thursday, May 1 at Vose Library in Union.

Union — Visit Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. to learn All About Bluebirds.

Bluebirds in Midcoast Maine are threatened by the blowfly which kills hatchlings before they can fledge. Learn how to protect bluebirds and swallows by removing the infested nest and then returning the babies to a new nest. Worried about the parents rejecting them? It never happens. They immediately resume feeding their young.

This presentation by Jeff Nims includes many bluebird photos, including the removal process. Also learn about bluebird habitat, types of houses and orientation, protection from predators, feeding bluebirds with mealworms and how to build a mealworm feeder.

Nims and his wife Betty have been protecting bluebirds and swallows at their farm on Clarry Hill for more than 20 years. Together, they have saved well over 200 birds.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vose Library at 785-4733.

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