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Event: Flicker Boxes

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM to Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Location: 2289 County Park Drive

Cost: FREE

Contact: Website or 573.290.5218

Description:

Northern Flickers are one of Missouri’s seven species of woodpeckers. Unlike their tree loving cousins, this species spends time on forest edges near open land dining on ants. Surveys have shown that while they are still common birds there has been a dramatic drop in their population over the last 60 years. Let’s give the flickers a helping hand and build nest boxes. Families and individuals are asked to register only 1 person to reserve your building supplies. This program is a wonderful introduction to woodworking, and will be appropriate for all ages as the kits will be prepared for easy assembly. If you have suitable habitat on your property, you are welcome to take your box home. You are also invited to donate the box to a conservation area where flickers will be likely to use it.

If you are participating in Cape nature center’s “A Year in Color” this program will earn you a red wildlife bead.