ADV - Northern Dakota County Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring
Eagan, MN 55123
COME JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT BLUEBIRDS AND TRAIL MONITORING ESSENTIALS:
We’ll cover the things you need to do to keep bluebirds safe during the nesting season
We’ll learn how to check the nest boxes, determine who is using the box by nest type
We’ll talk about competitors and predators – what can be done to deter them
How to record what we find each week and reporting it to BBRP at season end
We’ll identify where the nest box trails needing monitoring are located
Bring your calendar and be prepared to sign up to help on one of the bluebird trials in your community
Parks and nature areas in Rosemount, Apple Valley, Inver Grove Heights, West and South St. Paul all contain bluebird nest box trails. From April to August bluebirds and their competitors will be nesting in these boxes. In order to keep bluebirds safe and record their nesting progress the boxes need to be monitored on a weekly basis.
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Meeting from 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on:
- Saturday, April 4, 2020
David spent 35 years working in the Information Technology industry, for the past 21 years he’s been an interpretative volunteer at the Minnesota Zoo. He was a member of the citizen’s advisory board for the Farmland and Natural Areas Preservation program in Dakota Co. advising county commissioners on lands that should receive conservation easements, serving from 2001 -05. In 2005 he attended the inaugural Big Woods, Big Rivers (BWBR) Master Naturalist class, in 2008 attended the Prairies and Potholes (PP) class and in 2016 the Northwoods, Great Lakes (NWGL) class. In 2016 he also became a Dakota County coordinator for the Bluebird Recovery Program Minnesota.
In early 2011 he took the MNat instructor training to teach BWBR classes for the MN Zoo. Since then he has been an instructor or co-instructor of seven MNat classes.
Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota
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