A group of Chattanooga-area bluebird enthusiasts has formed the Tri-State Bluebird Society, a new Chapter of the Tennessee Bluebird Society, to encourage bluebird conservation by educating the public, constructing and monitoring bluebird nest box systems and developing healthy habitats where bluebirds can thrive.
The Tri-State Bluebird Society will present “How to Create a Bluebird Nest Box” this Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of Reflection Riding’s 2021 City Nature Challenge.
For more information, visit the Society’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/142403114502463.
Lisa Lemza, a founding member of the Tri-State Bluebird Society said, "Everyone loves our beautiful native bluebird, but many may not know that they are under threat, although they have been making a comeback in recent years. Our mission is to increase nesting habitat for North American cavity nesting birds, with emphasis on bluebirds.
"On May 1 we are holding a public event at Reflection Riding where we will demonstrate how to install a bluebird box system, including the box, pole and predator guard. We encourage the public to join us and learn how to attract and protect bluebirds, along with other native, cavity-nesting birds: the lovely tree swallow, spunky chickadee and diva house wrens.
"We will meet at the Welcome Center/Bonfire Pit at 2 p.m. and then walk the short distance to the demonstration site.”