It’s with great sadness we note the passing of BBRP Chisago county coordinator Robert Waltz. He gave countless hours of his time to promote bluebirding in the communities of Chisago county. To see his complete obituary please click here.
Calm Female ! – Submitted by Hennepin County Coordinator –
Bob Hursh – May 30th
She was very calm considering there were about 500 ants and as many eggs in the box with her. Solution:
- retrieved an extra nest from another site
- removed the ant infested nest and carried it a distance away
- brushed out the remaining ants and eggs
- inserted the clean/dry replacement nest
- returned the five recently hatched bluebirds to their new nest
- treated top area of the EMT conduit post with Tanglefoot
- moved off and waited for the female to return
- she re-entered and stayed in the box as if nothing had happened
Good job Bob – way to go !
Click this link to see the June 20, 2019 Star Tribune Bluebird article featuring Keith Radel, longtime friend of Bluebirds and BBRP!
May 14 – 16, 2021 – Minnesota Master Naturalist – Annual Conference – Gathering Partners of Natural Resources – Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors, MN
2020 Conference cancelled, more information available in early 2021, stay tuned!!