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Backyard Bluebirds

Posted on 2/1/2013 by Rebecca Woodcock

Backyard Bluebirds

Welcome bluebirds to your own property with a certified bluebird box and active participation throughout the nesting cycle! Join The NC Bluebird Society and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Nature Education staff for an afternoon hands-on program on backyard bluebirds!

Children and adults can experience the joy of hosting bluebirds by attending “Backyard Bluebirds” at the Clemmons Public Library Auditorium on Saturday, February 9 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Mr. Bill Abbey, the Forsyth County Coordinator for The NC Bluebird Society, will give a Power Point presentation on the role that citizens can play in restoring bluebird populations through the use of properly maintained and monitored bluebird boxes. Participants will also get a glimpse “Inside the Nest Box” by viewing actual footage from the beginning of nest building to the last baby bird leaving the box. Afterwards, the staff of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Nature Education Division will be on-hand to lead family-friendly activities to enhance bluebird knowledge and enjoyment.

A limited number of bluebird box kits will be available for purchase, and all participants will receive free nest box building instructions and advice on local sources for bluebird supplies.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.