Friday, November 2, 2018

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE EAGLE SCOUTS!

For all the Eagle Scouts projects completed and donated to Green Meadows Preserve Park. We now have the following:













TWO - Information/Bulletin Board Kiosk:

Mathew Martin, Troop # 1294, March 2015





                                                               



 FOUR - Sets of Steps with Handrails:

Jack Smith, Troop # 287, July 2017

Ethan Lindler, Troop # 287, Sept. 2017

Kev Stolz, Troop # 187, June 2018


                             

A TWO PART - Outdoor Classroom for Bluebird Trail Walk & Talk Tours  and other talks and presentations.

T J Wetmore, Troop # 350, April 2017

Ethan Lindler, Troop # 287, Sept. 2017












Three - Picnic Tables for the general public to use:

John Donahoe - Troop # 287, May 2018







Drainage ditch on hiking trail filled with river rock:

Peter D Brooks - Troop # 414, Sept. 2018










 TWO - Truck Loads of mulch spread on hiking trails:

Jack Smith - Troop # 350, April, 2017










SIX - Park Trail Benches

Nolan Z Moore - Troop # 187, Sept. 2018








SEVEN - Park Trail Benches

Kevin Donahoe - Troop # 287, Sept. 2017







FIVE - Park Trail Benches

Trent Taylor - Troop # 414, August 2018









THREE - Park Trail Benches

Peter D. Brooks - Troop # 414, Sept. 2018










TWO - Park Trail Benches

Mathew Martin - Troop # 1294, March 2015







23- Park Trail Benches, spaced throughout the 112 acres of Park walking Trails.





Eagle Scout appreciation day was held at Green Meadows Preserve Park on Sunday October 14th, 2018. Thanks to Jersey Mike's Subs for co-sponsoring the Subs, Chips and discount coupons.


Come join us on Saturday November 17th, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm for our Bluebird Trail Walk and Talk Tour. Open to the General Public and it is FREE.



Eastern Bluebird about to have a lunch on Dried Mealworms.



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Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Big Welcome To The Fall Season!

Yesterday Saturday September 22nd was the official first day of the Fall Season, even if the temperature did not reflect it. It still feels like Summer, but we can only hope that cooler weather is just around the corner.



This is our Fall Photo of the Tree of Life as she looked yesterday morning at 9:00 AM.

It was good to have the Local Chapter of the Daughter's of the American Revolution out on a Walk and Talk Tour of the Bluebird Trail on the 1st day of Fall.

Earlier this week on Thursday we had Judy Bodnar and her Flower Garden Club of Marietta out for a Talk and short walk Tour of the Bluebird Trail. They may be one of the longest established Garden Club's in Marietta. They are celebrating their 90th year as a active garden club.

Don't forget to tell all your friends about our Walk and Talk Tour for the General Public coming up soon on Saturday October the 6th at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

 Make sure you come out and take a walk on the Trail's and see the addition that was just installed last week by our Eagle Scout candidate Peter Brooks. He put in the river rock and three park benches on the trail in the wooded area of the trail.

I will close this Blog with a Photo I copied off of a FaceBook post that represents the look of the Fall Season as we see it at Green Meadows Preserve Park and the Bluebird Trail.

Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail, Where Birds Come to Life!

Thanks for supporting us along the Trail.....Jim B

Monday, August 13, 2018

Nesting Season 2018 Numbers!

The 2018 Nesting Season was a good year, we were only one fledgling short of the 2017 year. The nesting season for 2018 has come to a end. You will still see a lot of Bluebirds on the Trail, but none are building Nest this time of year.


2018 Quick Summary

(44) Total Nest Site's   (76) Total Nesting Attempts   (319) Total Eggs

(282) Total Young and (282) Total Fledglings


General Public

Walk and Talk Tours

October 6th, November 17th, December 8th

(Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm)

Jim B cell 404-202-8755
jimbearden@bellsouth.net
bluebirdtrail.blogspot.com


Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail:
Where Birds come to Life!
Thanks for joining us along the trail.....Jim B


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nesting Season # 7 Is Ending!

This years nesting season is slowing down and coming to an end. We only have one remaining nest on the Bluebird Trail that has eggs in the NestBox. It has not changed in the past two weeks, so it is doubtful that the one remaining egg will hatch. We have had a very successful nesting year, not a record but very close to matching last year.
One of two new sets of steps!


Both completed by a Eagle Scout Candidate.

                                    
Fall Walk and Talk Tours Scheduled for the General Public!

Dates and Times

(Saturday morning 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon)

Oct. 6th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 8th

For questions: Call Jim B (cell) 404-202-8755
jimbearden@bellsouth.net
bluebirdtrail.blogspot.com

Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail: Where Birds Come to Life!
Thanks for joining us along the trail.....Jim B




 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July / August the HOT of Summer!

I am ready for some fall weather already! This time of year it becomes very hard to want to go out and check NestBoxes, fill Feeders with mealworms and most of all Weed Eat around all the poles, perches and benches.
These babies think I am one of the parents bringing them something to eat. At this age they react to sounds, when I open the door to check the NestBoxes.

The parents feed these little babies twice an hour each, so it is a busy task for the parents to just keep the babies feed. That is one of the big reasons we have Feeder Stations and feeders that we keep filled with dried mealworms. During the peck nesting months we feed them about 44 lbs of mealworms a month, which I order online for $230.00 with free shipping.


We still have about 45 days to go for this years nesting season. Through last week we have fledged 227 baby birds this nesting season. We have approximately 25 birds in the nest and about 20 more eggs still to hatch.

This may not we a record year, but it certainly will be a good year. Our record so far was 2016 at 293 birds fledged. Last year was a close second with 283 fledged. We have had a lot going on with the new Parkside Shopping Center and now the construction that is in progress for the new parking lot and new entrance off Old Hamilton Road.



New Stone Steps with Handrails, one of our recent Eagle Scout Projects that was completed during the month of June.

A second set of steps going up by the bees was built by the same Eagle Scout.






Be on the look out for our fall Walk and Talk Tour dates flyer to be published soon for Tours starting
 in October for the General Public.

For questions: Call Jim B (cell) 404-202-8755 or jimbearden@bellsouth.net

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Welcome To First Day of SPRING 2018!


Seems like it has been a long time coming with all the rain and changing weather patterns, but it is hear. The First Day of Spring 2018! The Birds have been busy scouting out the Nest Boxes and trying to decide which house they wanted for their very own this spring.



The Tree of Life is coming awake with her new buds and growth. She is 182 years old today, as we gave her a Birthday of the 1st day of Spring.








Come join us on one of our Walk and Talk Tours during the coming months. Green Meadows Preserve where Bluebird come to life!






Thursday, March 1, 2018

This Is Our " Seventh " Nesting Season!

March is the beginning of a new nesting season. If you have Bluebird Nest Boxes in your yard, now would be a good time to check them and make sure they are cleaned out and ready for someone to move in.

Come join us on the Green Meadows Preserve Bluebird Trail and learn more about our project and the success we have had over the past six years.



 
2018
Dates and Times
 
March 10th, April 7th, May 12th
(All Times: Saturday morning 10am - 12:00pm
 
For questions: Call Jim B (cell) 404-202-8755 or jimbearden@bellsouth.net
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