For people who live in rural areas, putting up a bluebird nesting box is a great way to entice Missouri’s state bird to take up residence close to home.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will have a free workshop in Springfield for people who are interested in building and putting up bluebird boxes.
A “Woodworking for Wildlife” workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at The Dalton Range is at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61 near Ash Grove.
At this event, MDC staff will explain how all the cuts to make a house can be made out of a single board and participants will take home a finished bluebird box. The program is for ages 18-up and tools will be provided. People can register at: