Nest Box Project

Great Hollow has begun installing 40 nest boxes at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Deer Pond Farm in Sherman to enhance the property’s bird-life and establish a research population of Tree Swallows for our use in future studies. Because they so readily accept nest boxes, Tree Swallows are easy to study and have served as a model species in ornithology and conservation biology for decades. They like to nest in open fields, next to lakes and ponds, so Deer Pond Farm is the perfect spot for them. It also presents a great opportunity for us to partner with our neighbors and colleagues at the Connecticut Audubon Society. Special thanks to Sam Taub and the rest of Scout Troop 58 of New Milford, who originally constructed the nest boxes for us!

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