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Welcome New Residents! Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird & Family

One of the Met Students' projects was to build bluebird nesting boxes.  PZC provides an ideal habitat for bluebirds.  They like open fields and water away from human traffic.  Bluebirds eat bugs, which makes our Garden Master David Barstis very happy.  The population of bluebirds has dropped significantly due to loss of habitat, pesticides and competition from other species of birds.  The Eastern Bluebird is indigenous to this area, and quite shy.  Birds that were introduced from abroad are more aggressive and have out competed them.  The Bluebird population has dropped significantly and, at one point, was 17% of its original ...