Upcoming Mississauga workshop is for the birds

February 19, 2017 by  

Birdwatching is a popular hobby for many people, and during a Mississauga workshop, they will have an opportunity to learn how to build a nesting box that can be used by native species.

In urban and suburban areas, it can sometimes be difficult for a cavity nesting bird to find a suitable location to build a nest. The boxes will provide them with a space to lay eggs and raise their chicks, and it will be the right size for small songbirds such as wrens.

All of the materials needed to build one of the structures will be provided, and there will also be a limited number of power screwdrivers and hammers for the attendees to use. Those who plan on taking part are asked to bring along their own if they have them.

The screwdriver bit that will be used is a Robertson #2. Once the box in ready, it can be hung on a tree or another location in the yard. The planners of an event like this can use flyers to promote it throughout the local area.

Anyone who is interested in attending the Build a Better Bird House workshop, which has been planned for March 4 in Riverwood Conservancy’s MacEwan House, is invited to call Vivian Peets at 289-878-5572 or visit the Riverwood Conservancy’s website for further details.