Friday, November 24, 2017

WVAS Bluebird Box Trail

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The Wabash Valley Audubon Society has placed over 40 nest boxes throughout Clay, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties.  The majority of the boxes are specially designed to attract only bluebirds.  Every year, WVAS members monitor the boxes and document their findings.  Other boxes we have erected include two Martin Houses, one Kestrel box, one Barn Owl box, one Northern Flicker box, one Screech Owl box, one Wood Duck box and six Carolina Wren nest boxes.
  

Bluebird Food Recipe by WVAS Member Stephanie Taylor

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Bluebird Food

½ lb lard (do not substitute)

1 C chunky peanut butter

Melt these two ingredients together in a large stock pot then add:

2 lb yellow cornmeal

1 C flour

2 C old fashioned oats

Mix well. Then add:

1 C chopped nuts

2 C chopped dried cranberries or cherries

(the food processor is best to use for chopping)

Mix well, cool and store in air tight container in your refrigerator.

For extra protein add mealworms, live or freeze dried.

  
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