2021 Bluebird Gathering

The annual BLUEBIRD GATHERING is on for 2021!

When: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Thursday, August 26

Where: White Oak Barn,

Kennekuk County Park

What: see details below

Greetings all bluebird nest box monitors!

Middlefork Audubon thanks you once again for another year of hard work and dedication to the nest box monitoring in Vermilion County!

We hope you can join us for an evening together – a little different than usual due to the ongoing concern with COVID-19. We will be meeting outside under the big oaks at the White Oak Barn (near the Education Center) at Kennekuk. We also have the option of opening up the barn and using the shelter in case of inclement weather. Instead of the usual potluck, please bring your own picnic dinner and drinks and we’ll provide water for the meal and locally made cupcakes for dessert! There will be the standard picnic tables and benches, but if you prefer something more comfortable, bring your favorite lawn chair.

As we wrap up a rather sparse 2020 bluebird nesting season and anticipate the return of more Eastern bluebirds next year, I thought you might enjoy this delightful poem by Henry David Thoreau taken from the online companion to Watching Backyard Birds.  Enjoy!


Happy trails all~

Suzanne Smith

Middlefork Audubon- a chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society

bluebird nest box monitoring volunteer coordinator