I love books! Don’t you? Some are entertaining, some informative, while others carry the distinction of changing your life. That’s what happened after I read the small but mighty book “Chimney Swift Towers, New Habitat for America’s Mysterious Birds,” by Paul D. and Georgean Z. Kyle from Texas. Their commitment to swifts and my personal experience of over-wintering a few who missed their migration last year moved me to action and HELLO North Carolina! My huge push for our environmental partners, the Chimney Swifts, has been REWARDED!! The proposal forwarded to our state wildlife organization, WRNC, recommending an award of a monetary grant to assist organizations and individuals concerned with the conservation of Chimney Swifts in the State of North Carolina was approved by unanimous board vote on September 16, 2007. Three cheers for the tiny housekeepers of the sky! The information and instructions contained on WRNC’s website can be used by North Carolina residents requesting grant assistance and may also be used as a guide by other states concerned as well for benefits we all enjoy due to the migratory activities of the Chimney Swift.
Chimney Swift Tower Grant
Approved September 16, 2007 & Offered by the
Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina, Inc.
As stated by the proposal and adopted by WRNC, “Chimney Swifts, migratory birds that help decrease our dangerously high insect pest population, are in decline due to loss of habitat. Fortunately, Chimney Swifts are well adapted to man-made structures, so it is possible to create nesting habitat specifically for Swifts. If you are a member of an environmentally active group, an individual environment enthusiast, a WRNC member or nonmember, you may want to construct and maintain a Chimney Swift tower in your area to encourage Chimney Swifts, acrobatic insectivores who vacuum the sky at dawn and dusk, to return to your community each year. Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina, Inc. (WRNC) would like to help. Our organization (WRNC) is offering a $300.00 grant to assist you or your group to undertake this valuable conservation project.”
Just a note to all future North Carolina mosquito residents,
“Be afraid . . . . be very afraid!”
author of “Save Them All” (except mosquitoes and other disease spreading insects)
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