Red Wiggler Community Farm – Red Wiggler Harvest Celebration & Auction 2012
Auction Ends: Sep 10, 2012 08:00 PM EDT

Farm & Garden

Peterson Bluebird House w/Mounting Pole, Predator Guards, etc.!

Item Number
Estimated Value
$90 USD
Leading Bid
$45 USD
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

Live Event Item

After the online close, this item went to a Live Event for further bidding. Absentee Bidding offered.

Item Description

This charming and attractive Bluebird House is made from specifications from the North American Bluebird Society (NABS).  This Bluebird House is the same type used at Red Wiggler, and it is ready to put up.  All you need to do is pound the 4 foot piece of concrete rebar into the ground 2 feet, then slip the mounting pole over the rebar.  You secure it to the rebar at the bottom by screwing in a screw (that keeps it from twisting in the wind).

It is constructed of furniture grade plywood, and painted to preserve the wood in ‘bluebird blue’.  It comes complete with mounting pole, galvanized metal predator guards, and reprints of NABS Factsheets:

  • Getting Started with Bluebirds (this will help you figure out an optimum location to place the house)
  • Monitoring Bluebird Nestboxes
  • Frequently Asked Questions

 Bluebird habitat loss has been exacerbated over the years by land being cleared for housing, commercial developments and highways.  Wooden fence posts, which used to proved natural nesting sites have been replaced with metal posts.  Even though Bluebird populations have decreased, their future can still be promising if we provide nesting sites!

Item Special Note

Item must be picked up at Red Wiggler Community Farm in Germantown, MD. Shipping may be arranged at the expense of the winning bidder.

Donated By:

Anne Wolfe & Michael Berry