Inviting Bluebirds to Your Property

Bluebirds are a symbol of happiness, springtime, and peace. They are also beneficial to our landscapes. Historically, both Native Americans and colonists used to hang boxes and gourds to attract them to nest nearby to control insect populations. Problems for bluebirds arose however when populations declined from the 1920s through the 1970s due to loss of habitat, pesticide use, and …