Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

New Tree Swallow Boxes: Sign of Spring

NJMC naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany put up four new Tree Swallow boxes along the base of the  boardwalk to the Visitor Center earlier this month.IMG_8661-1

At left, what the inside of an old Tree Swallow box looks like. (Tree Swallows love to line their nests with white feathers.)

We also put up a "Cliff Swallow Hollow" (below) by the Marshview Pavilion, but we are thinking it needs to be better protected from the elements.

Last summer, we saw Cliff Swallows bringing mud to the underside of the Visitor Center but we saw no sign of any completed nests.IMG_8658