Every bird needs a home, and not just any place will do. Some nest high, some low, some in tree branches, some on your front porch. Bluebirds build their nests in cavities such as in old trees or fence posts, but those are disappearing from urban landscapes. That’s where the Texas Bluebird Society has stepped in. Its focus is on building and disseminating nest boxes designed specifically for bluebirds (birdhouse aren’t all alike).
The co-founder and president of the Texas Bluebird Society, Pauline Tom, will present a program on attracting bluebirds to your property at the Sept. 10 meeting in Weatherford of the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.
Mrs. Tom’s program will focus on “native plants that attract bluebirds and other cavity nesters and what kind of nesting you can provide to bring them to your property.” She has been recognized by the North American Bluebird Society for leadership in bluebird conservation and contributions to the organization.
The program will be presented Thursday, Sept.10, at Cherry Park community building, 313 Davis St., in Weatherford. It will begin at 7 p.m., following a short chapter business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is always welcome and light refreshments will be available.
The Cross Timbers Chapter promotes conservation, research and use of native plants in the rich biological region west of Fort Worth. Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. For information, go to www.npsot.org/wp/crosstimbers.