The free seminar will be presented in the Mason library by Brian and Judy Hetheringon of the Texas Bluebird Society. The talk will cover basic information about the three types of bluebirds in Texas, including courtship, nesting, habitat, food and predators. Handouts will list the Texas native plants used as food, nestbox building plans, specifications for bird boxes for other kinds of birds and a Texas Bluebird Society membership form.
Once one of the most common birds in North America, bluebirds were in serious trouble by the early 1960s. Intensive conservation measures were needed to ensure survival. Loss of habitat was identified as the primary cause, and efforts began to restore lost tree cavities with nestboxes. The Texas Bluebird Society (TBS) was founded in 2001 to promote habitat, research and education with its “Bluebirds across Texas – one nestbox at a time” program. Participants joining TBS at the workshop in Mason will receive a nestbox kit and 1-year membership for $15.
The seminar is sponsored by the Western Edwards Plateau Master Naturalists. For more info contact Gayland Thorn firstname.lastname@example.org or the Texas Bluebird Society http://texasbluebirdsociety.org