2024 Junior Associates Conservation Spotlight Blue Bird House-Woodcock Habitat Initiative Partnering With AD Makepeace and Middleboro Conservation

2024 Junior Associates Conservation Spotlight Blue Bird House-Woodcock Habitat Initiative Partnering With AD Makepeace and Middleboro Conservation

For the year 2024 the Wankinquoah Junior Associates have chosen to partner with A.D, Makepeace Companies and Middleboro Conservation to make and install beneficial habitats for bluebirds and woodcocks. The building of nearly 100 habitats throughout the year to benefit agricultural cranberry bogs and conservation property. The Eastern Blue bird can eat up to 2000 insects a day! Bluebirds have a large historical and cultural significance in the Eastern United States. They continue to play an important role in protecting crops from insects, ensuring a reliable food source for people. Farmers plant bluebird boxes around agricultural fields to feed on insects that can otherwise destroy crops.

Eastern Bluebird

“Eastern bluebirds today are commonplace in the country and even in our parks and yards, but there was a time when these bright little birds were an increasingly rare sight across their range, which covers the eastern United States.” Click here for more info

American Woodcock

Threats to the American Woodcocks habitats have increased over the years. Although American Woodcocks are not endangered or threatened, their breeding grounds are. Wooded and shrubby landscapes are impacted by human development and climate change. Click here for more info