What’s red, white and blue, eats bugs, and sings in the spring? It’s Missouri’s state bird, the eastern bluebird. In early March, bluebirds search for hollow trees or abandoned woodpecker holes in which to nest. Even if your yard lacks these natural cavities, you can still have bluebirds. Just build a bluebird box.
Bluebirds are picky about where they nest. Here’s how to persuade a pair to use your box.
Keep your bluebird family happy by checking your box often and keeping it tidy.
Nichole Leclair Terrill