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Building birds and bird boxes at the SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center

An Eastern blue bird perches next to a blue bird nesting box.
An Eastern blue bird perches next to a blue bird nesting box.
By William H. Majoros (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

This Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center is offering two birdie-based programs.

The first is "Build-A-Bird"; children and families are invited to build craft birds based on their special features, such as bills, wings, tails, and feet. It will be a great primer in learning to identify birds based on those features, as each bird has anatomy evolved for it's lifestyle, from mouse snatching to crawfish catching to egg hatching.

The second program is "Life in a Box." Children and adults can help build bird nesting boxes specialized for the Eastern bluebird, the American kestrel, and/or the tree swallow and then help install the bird boxes around the nature center grounds.

The SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center is located at the historic Price House, 107 Wharton Street SE in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Parking is available on Wharton Street and within two short blocks on Clay Street at the spout spring parking strip.

Admission to the nature center is always free, but donations are welcome.

The nature center is also open during the week on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..