FOR THE BIRDS: SCOUTS BUILD NESTING BOXES FOR LAKESIDE RIVER PARK
By Betty McMillen
January 26, 2011 (Lakeside)--Recently the Cub Scout pack #3 from Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic School donated 20 bird nesting boxes to the Lakeside River Park Conservancy. The boys had built the boxes at their meetings with the help of their dads. While they were building , the scouts also learned about conservancy and animal habitat.
During their visit to the River Park, Robert Doty, a bird expert and River Park volunteer, took the boys and their families on a hike to see for themselves where their nesting boxes would be hung in the trees. They also saw native plants and animal habitat. Richard had a large collection of old bird nests to show the group, which were made of various plant material found along the river.
Lakeside River Park Conservancy is an organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the biological integrity and beauty of the San Diego River while integrating educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. For more information on the Lakeside River Park Conservancy, see http://www.lakesideriverpark.org/.