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Posted on: April 3, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 2012 Statewide Bluebird Conference at Conservation Center April 14

Story County Conservation will host the 2012 Statewide Bluebird Conference in April. The conference, which is for novice and seasoned bluebird enthusiasts, will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th St.) northeast of Ames.

The conference will appeal to any bird enthusiasts interested in learning more about placing and monitoring bluebird nest boxes. The program will include presentations by Stan Buman on bluebirds and songbirds, Ty Smedes on eagles and bluebirds, and Story County Conservation on re-creating savannah. Attendees will also have a chance to view Don Poggensee’s Wind Writer images during lunch. There will be ample opportunity to share bluebird stories and discuss challenges and solutions throughout the program.

Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. on April 14. There will be a potluck lunch at noon. Attendees can bring a side dish to share or bring a sack lunch.

Pre-registration is requested by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. You can register by calling Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday) or emailing There is no fee to attend the conference.

This event is co-sponsored by Iowa Bluebird Conservationists (IBC), Iowa DNR Wildlife Diversity Program, and Story County Conservation.

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