SWCD offering bird, bat houses for sale

Spring will soon be here, so it is recommened that area residents check and clean wildlife houses. It is extremely important to clean out any nest debris left over from last year’s residents. Birds like to start new each year and rebuild their nests.

Now is the time of year to install new houses for the birds returning from the South. New houses should be mounted by the middle of March so that any early arrivals will have your houses to choose from.

The Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District is offering for sale fully assembled houses for blue birds, house wrens, and bats. These houses are sold at a low cost to promote wildlife in the county and to provide natural insect control. Birds and bats are a natural alternative to spraying chemicals.

The houses are designed for easy cleaning after the nesting season is over. Included with each house is a set of instructions detailing the mounting and the care of each one. If you are a carpenter and would like to build your own wildlife nest box or feeder, we offer the building plans for wildlife houses and feeders free of charge. These plans are also available online at www.fultoncountyoh.com/swcd.

Also available for sale is a variety of bird feeders. The bird feeders are made of high quality cedar with flip-up lids for easy cleaning. We also have thistle feeders for birds.

Call the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-337-9217 located at 8770 State Route 108, Suite B, Wauseon. You can also see what the Fulton SWCD has to offer for sale on the website at www.fultoncountyoh.com/swcd.