BRANSON, Mo. – The eastern bluebird is more than the official state bird of Missouri – it’s one of the favorite birds of Missourians across the state.
People who want to learn more about bluebirds and help provide nesting habitat for them should plan to attend the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) “Bluebird Workshop” Feb. 15 at MDC’s Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center. This free program will be 10 a.m.-noon and is open to all ages.
Work space is limited for this event so the first 12 people/families that register will get a chance to build a bluebird box to take home. People should bring a hammer. Registration for this program is available at:
Bluebirds begin arriving at nesting sites in February and early March so now is the time to begin putting up new boxes or cleaning out old ones. More information about bluebirds can be found at mdc.mo.gov.
The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center is part of MDC’s Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery and is located at 483 Hatchery Road on the west end of Lake Taneycomo near Branson. To find out more about this event or other events at the Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, call 417-334-4865, ext. 0 or go to www.mdc.mo.gov/southwestevents.