HNPNC members took the final meeting of the 2013-2014 season outdoors on Tuesday evening (June 10th) with a walk through Scotsdale Farm. While we were there we checked several of the nest boxes that we installed on May 19th.
To our delight we found that 50% of the nest boxes were occupied even though we put them up a bit late for the nesting season. Most of the occupants were Tree Swallows but one box appeared to have been claimed first by an Eastern Bluebird and then taken over by a House Wren.
Thanks again to Kim Dobson for making the boxes and overseeing the installation. Thanks also to the hardy members of the Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club and our guests from Friends of Scotsdale Farm, who braved hungry mosquitoes for a walk through this beautiful property on a lovely June evening.
Guided Monday evening walks will continue throughout the summer in partnership with the South Peel Naturalist Club. HNPNC’s next official meeting will be September 9th at Saint Alban’s in Glen Williams – mark your calendars!