- Bluebirds are members of the thrush family.
- There are three bluebirds in North America, including the eastern, western and mountain bluebirds.
- Insects like grasshoppers, crickets and beetles make up most of bluebirds' diets.
- Attract bluebirds to your windowsills by putting out mealworms.
- Bluebirds will eat at feeders if you have a peanut butter and cornmeal mixture.
- Bluebird nests are built mostly by the female in natural tree cavities, old woodpecker holes, rail fences, holes in stumps and bird boxes.
- Nests are made of dried grasses, pine needles, weed stems, fine twigs, and are lined with finer grasses, hairs and feathers.
- Young bluebirds leave the nest 15-20 days after hatching.
- Bluebirds can fly up to 17 miles per hour.
- Serious competition occurs between bluebirds, starlings and house sparrows over nesting holes.
Join us at the Nature Center 1pm on June 2 to walk the Bluebird trail and make Bluebird boxes in celebration of National Trails Day!