Ladd Marsh swallows may still be basking in the tropical warmth of Central America, but it won’t be long before they make their annual northward journey back to NE Oregon. We want to welcome them back to the marsh with clean and secure nest boxes so they can spend another summer gobbling up mosquitoes and other flying insects for themselves and their young families. Join the Friends as we clean and repair nest boxes around the marsh on Saturday, February 25, at 9:00 AM.
Meet at Ladd Marsh HQ 59116 Pierce Rd, at 9:00 AM (directions below). Participants will team up and receive an assignment for a route or group of bird houses to check and clean. Please dress for the weather and wear waterproof boots. Knee high boots will be an asset if you have them. Bring water and snacks if you wish. This activity usually takes a few hours. Participants will be given a permit to be on the area that is good for the whole day. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Directions to Ladd Marsh HQ:
From La Grande, take the Union Highway (203) to Pierce Rd (B&K Auto Salvage). Turn right (south) on Pierce. Continue for approximately 1 ¼ mile to HQ on the right.
From Union, turn left on Pierce Rd and follow above directions.
HQ can be reached from I-84 – Take exit 268 (Foothill Rd) then turn east. At the “T” with Pierce Rd, turn left (north). Continue about 1 1/2 mile to HQ on the left.