High Virginia Outdoors covers outdoor recreation,nature,travel,photography and tourism in the central Appalachain region of West Virginia and Virginia.Outdoors in Appalachia-From a Different Perspective.
Are you a procrastinator? I tend to be with some things; especially taxes. But, I'm proud to say that my bird houses are ready for occupation. I actually had them cleaned out and suitable for winter roosting late last fall. The February and March winds, combined with the heavy, wet snow took one to the ground. I just came in from putting it back up and stabilized. I use a combination of turnbuckles and wire to keep them erect and usable. They are on PVC pipe; which I have found to be a reliable cat deterrent. This particular bird house is normally used by tree swallows (shown in photo), after the swallows leave in June there is usually a nest of house wrens to follow. The houses are up, clean and ready for action. So; if you haven't already prepared for your nesting friends, now is the time to do it. A pair of bluebirds are checking out on of mine; as I write this. Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day (Popular Woodworking)