SWCD selling bird houses

Staff report

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 nests are designed for easy cleaning after the nesting season is over.

Included with each house is a set of instructions detailing mounting and care. For carpenters who prefer to build their own wildlife nest box or feeder, the building plans to these wildlife houses and feeders are offered free of charge. They are available at www.fultoncountyoh.com/swcd.

Additionally, a variety of bird and squirrel feeders are available for sale. They are made of high-quality cedar with flip-up lids for easy cleaning.

Spring will soon be here, so wildlife houses should be checked and cleaned. 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. New houses should be mounted by the middle of March so that any early arrivals will have them to choose from.

All sale items are on display at the Fulton SWCD, 8770 State Route 108, Suite B, in Wauseon, across from the fairgrounds, and at www.fultoncountyoh.com/swcd.

Staff report