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Wetlands Nesting Box Project

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A pair of Tree Swallows claimed this nesting box, located adjacent to pond A-2 near the effluent discharge point in Moorhen Marsh – April 17, 2015. Tree Swallows are cavity nesters. Boxes like this one become increasingly important when snags and dead branches are removed from landscapes.

MVSD has installed nesting boxes for the following bird species in the marsh system:

  • American Kestrel
  • Barn Owl
  • Tree Swallow

The Wildlife Project, donated 14 Tree Swallow nesting boxes for use in the District’s wetlands. Along with the nesting boxes, hardware, and poles, they provided approximately 16-hours of volunteer time  installing the boxes throughout the marsh system.

Pack 420 Builds Tree Swallow Nest Boxes for MVSD’s Wetlands

On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, MVSD provided a 2-hour program for Cub Scouts and their parents from Pack 420. The program provided instruction and materials for building Tree Swallow nest boxes for MVSD’s wetlands. The program also helped the Cub Scouts earn a badge in conservation. 

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