NJMC naturalists have been busy repairing and installing nesting boxes for Tree Swallows ar DeKorte Park of late, and the Tree Swallows are thrilled. No sooner do the boxes go in than the Tree Swallows arrive. These birds are not only gorgeous and graceful, but — as NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse likes to point out — "When it comes to eating mosquitoes and other insects, Tree Swallows work the day shift and bats work the night shift."
In the photo below, NJMC Naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany installs a new nesting box in the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte.
More pix below.