I spent yesterday afternoon volunteering at the Salem AudubonNature Preserve in West Salem working on a project to provide nesting cavities for birds. It involves drilling out an entrance hole, then removing a section of wood and chiseling out a cavity large enough to provide space for a bird to construct a nest. Possible tenants could be Black-capped Chickadees, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatches, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and possibly Bewick’s Wrens, House Wrens¸ and Downey Woodpeckers. It’s going to be interesting to watch this spring and see if and how many get used. --- photo courtesy of Dorald Stoltz.