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Bluebirds In Ledyard and Gales Ferry

Resources: Bluebird Fact Sheets and Nest Monitoring

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​.