The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is sponsoring a free family program on Bluebirds at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. An Afternoon of Bluebirds will take place at the Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 128 Mill St. (at Adams Corners), Putnam Valley.
Sandy Morrissey, from the Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon Society, will instruct on how to attract, build, maintain, position, and monitor bluebird nest boxes, with nesting success. Morrissey will have a question and answer session after her program.
Bluebirds arrive in the area very early in the spring, looking for places to raise their young. To help feathered friends, there will be bluebird nest boxes for sale. The cost of the bluebird boxes will be $20. They can be installed in place before bluebirds arrive in the spring.
The mission of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is to preserve and maintain those lands and waters that have been entrusted to stewardship; to inform and educate the public on issues involving birds, wildlife, and the environment; and to encourage membership in the chapter and participation in its activities.
Photo courtesy of Putnam Highlands Audubon Society