Day: May 19, 2011

Copper Country Audubon Installs Bird Houses

Copper Country Audubon recently installed six bird houses at the Calumet waste-water treatment ponds about a mile west of Calumet on Hwy M-203. Thanks go to Supervisor Ken Hyrkas and Foreman Tom Buckett for approval and advice where to put the bird houses. The treatment ponds area is a great place for birds; birdwatchers often go there to observe waterfowl and song birds.

Student Wildlife Club members Michelle Kroll and Kevin King help Copper Country Audubon install bird houses at the Calumet waste water ponds and Waasa Cemetery on Sunday April 24. Photo by Dana Richter.

Two bird houses were also installed at the Waasa Cemetery. The birdhouses, made by VSI/Goodwill Industries of Houghton, are on eight and ten foot posts. They may be used by tree swallows, bluebirds, wood peckers and flycatchers.

The Michigan Tech  Wildlife Club from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science assisted in the activity. Copper Country Audubon thanks its many members that provided funds for the project. Thanks are also extended to the municipalities who allow use of their property to h

elp increase bird nesting success in the area. For more information about Copper Country Audubon contact President Dana Richter,, 487-2149.

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