Bays Mountain Park hosting bird box workshops

Matthew Lane • Jan 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Our feathered friends need your help, and now is the time to take action, before the weather gets too bad.

Bays Mountain Park is hosting two bird box building workshops — the first being Sunday — to help folks give a home to the birds in their backyard.

Spring will arrive before we know it, and with the warmer weather, nature comes alive again. As the season turns, many birds will migrate through East Tennessee — and some will even call it home.

These birds will need somewhere to live, and most have specific nesting requirements. Many of our feathered friends experience a shortage of ideal nesting conditions. That’s where you come in.

You can support nesting birds in our area by crafting a bird box where they can raise a family in your own backyard.

Bays Mountain Park will have two bird box workshops focusing on two species of local birds. On Sunday, you can build a home for the Eastern bluebird, while on Feb. 16 a bird box for wrens will be the focus of the workshop. Each workshop begins at 3 p.m. and lasts about an hour.

The workshops cost $25 per box and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.baysmountain.com or call (423) 229-9447.