Copyright ©  Ledyard Garden Club

The Ledyard Garden Club installed 15 bluebird houses on the grounds of Nathan Lester House, Ledyard Bill Library, H.O.P.E Garden and at St David’s Church, Gales Ferry.

  • Funding was provided by the Ledyard Garden Club (from proceeds from our Annual Plant Sale), grants from the Pfizer Foundation and assistance from Holdridge Garden and Homeplace​​

The bluebird nest boxes are maintained and monitored by volunteers from the Ledyard Garden Club from March to September

  • Monitor Nest Boxes 
    • ​​​Record bluebird activity
    • Remove Invasive Species
    • Protect from predators
  • Maintain
    • Repair damaged boxes
    • Clean nest boxes
    • Remove old nests
    • Remove problem insects - paper wasps, ants, blowflies

Birds are easily startled and may abandon the nest if the nesting box is disturbed

Feeding Bluebirds

  • The Garden Club planted berry producing trees, shrubs & vines e.g. Holly, Mulberry, crabapples, honeysuckle, viburnam, blueberries, bayberry, etc to act as a food source for the birds​.

Bluebirds In Ledyard and Gales Ferry

Resources: Bluebird Fact Sheets and Nest Monitoring