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NKY Bluebird Trail Monitors meeting and nestwatch training session at Kenton County Public Works

Kenton County Parks & Recreation will be hosting a NestWatch training for our NKY Bluebird Trail Monitors.

It will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at Kenton County Public Works (420 Independence Station Road, Independence). A light lunch will be served.

This fun, informative meeting is for those interested in our feathered friends.

This is for those that volunteer and those that are interested in volunteering to help monitor the Northern Kentucky Bluebird Trail nestboxes during the breeding season. In Kentucky, that’s from late-March and into August.

Learn to safely and properly monitor bird nests and contribute towards the conservation and study of birds. Maybe even become a monitor for some of the nest boxes located in Kenton County’s parks

Chrisula Stone, NKY Bluebird Trail Monitor and NestWatch Coordinator, will present the training. It will begin with an introduction and talk with pictures about the Eastern Bluebird and other cavity nesting birds. You’ll hear about the purpose and benefits of the NKY Bluebird Trail and explanation of the tasks of a nest box monitor, along with some of the joys and yes, heartbreaks of nest box monitoring.

Monitors generally work in teams of two and record their observations for a series of nestboxes, noting such data as first nest-building activity, and which species is using the nestbox. Each monitor will receive a packet of information and instructions on being a monitor.

For more information, or to RSVP to Rhonda Ritzi by March 20, call (859) 525-PLAY (7529) or email  rhonda.ritzi@kentoncounty.org.

For news of upcoming programs, activities, and events to be held in Kenton County’s parks, call the Parks & Recreation office at (859) 525-PLAY (7529), visit the website  or follow Kenton County Parks & Recreation at Facebook.com/KentonCountyParks.

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