The annual nest box cleanout is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, note if the weather is bad (rainy and windy), the cleanout day will be rescheduled for February 25th. If you are interested in helping out, plan on being at the Ladd Marsh headquarters on Pierce Road around 9:00 am. We’ll have packets to help you find a group of boxes and learn what birds have used them over the past year. Dress warm, wear good walking shoes (waterproof if possible because next box locations could be marshy), bring gloves, flathead and Philips-head screwdrivers (a power drill is REALLY useful), and a paint scraper.
Directions to Ladd Marsh HQ:
From La Grande: Take the Union Highway (203) to Pierce Road (near B&K Auto Salvage). Turn right (south) on Pierce. Continue for approximately 1.25 miles to HQ on the right.
From Union: Turn left on Pierce Road and continue for approximately 1.25 miles to HQ on the right.
HQ can be reached from I-84: Take exit 268 (Foothill Road) then turn east. At the “T” with pierce Road, turn left (north). Continue about 1.5 miles to HQ on the left.