BUILD US A BIRDHOUSE AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $20 VISA GIFT CARD!


In 2000, the Camp enrolled in the Managed Forest Program.  Since then, management of the woods have focused on establishing new forest cover, including some sites which were severely eroded; maintaining planted trees; promoting growth of natural forest regeneration through thinning and removal of hazard trees; establishing and maintaining hiking trails for recreational purposes; and creating wildlife habitat through installation and maintenance of bird nesting boxes in the wetland and tree planting and management of the woods. In recent years, focus had been on management of the mature hardwoods to ensure member safety and promote forest regeneration.

This year, the Committee is working to install additional nesting boxes for various species of birds and flying squirrel.  Due to the current pandemic environment, we are unable to hold a "nest box building day" at the Camp.  So we are adapting.  We are providing detailed instructions on how to build a functional nesting box for the various species of birds found on the Camp grounds.  Anyone who builds a nesting box according to specifications and delivers it to the Committee by August 2nd, will be entered in a draw to win one of five $20 VISA gift cards.

TIPS ON HOW TO BUILD A GOOD BIRDHOUSE!
  • it's well constructed using untreated wood and galvanized screws
  • it keeps the birds dry with a sloped roof, recessed floor and drainage holes
  • it helps regulate temperature with thick walls and ventilation holes
  • it helps to keep out predators with no perches
  • it has the right entrance size for the right bird
  • it helps fledglings leave the nest with roughened interior walls 
  • it makes placement and maintenance easy

OUR PLAN IS TO INSTALL A MINIMUM OF:
  • 20 nesting boxes for black capped chickadees, white-breasted nuthatch, great-crested flycatcher, northern flicker and the american robin
  • 5 nesting boxes for wood ducks 
  • 5 nesting boxes for screech owls
Click on each of the bird images below to learn more about the birds.  Construction plans for the different types of nesting boxes can be downloaded using the corresponding links.

We are truly blessed to have cottages, that serve us as a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounded by mother nature.  Let's work together to preserve these wonders so that we may continue to enjoy them for generations to come.
Have fun with the project.  Take lots of pictures and email them to us so that we may share them with other SSC members as your build progresses!
~  We look forward to your masterpieces!  ~

black capped chickadee   eastern screech owl   american robin   great crested flycatcher   northern flicker   white breasted nuthatch    wood duck


 

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Sunday Mass will be at 11:45am
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