Wilderness Road State Park is hosting House of Blues, a workshop dedicated to building a nesting box for the Eastern Bluebird, on Saturday, April 5 beginning at 2 p.m. The workshop fee, including your very own nesting box, is just $8 per person. Registration is required as space is limited to the first 20 to sign up.
Now is the perfect time to create your own House of Blues
Utilizing a simple bluebird house plan, park rangers will assist participants in creating a birdhouse (nesting box) designed for the native Eastern Bluebird.
How you can help
The program will feature a short presentation on the importance of providing a birdhouse habitat and the conservation role they play. For example, in the 1960's there was a growing fear Eastern Bluebirds would become extinct. But conservation efforts, such as bluebird nest-boxes, allowed the Eastern Bluebird to move from the endangered species status to the least concerned conservation status.
Other birds known to frequent these nest-boxes include chickadees, nuthatches and swallows.
Wilderness Road State Park is open 8 a.m. to dusk each day. The park office and visitor center is open daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Historic Martin’s Station will be open on weekends beginning in April.
For more information on all 35 of Virginia’s award-winning state parks call toll-free 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov. The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.