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House of Blues: Birdhouse Workshop

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.

House of Blues birdhouse workshop
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.

For more information, or to register, please contact the park office at 276-445-3065, visit the park's website, or visit the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park official website.

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 The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Published: 03/27/2014

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