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Loyalhanna Watershed Association holds bluebird workshop

| Monday, March 12, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
The Eastern bluebird is one of the birds likely to be seen at the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 17-18 at Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center.
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The Eastern bluebird is one of the birds likely to be seen at the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 17-18 at Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center.
In this photo from an earlier event, participants work to assemble bluebird houses, part of an annual Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania event the Loyalhanna Watershed Association will host on March 24.
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In this photo from an earlier event, participants work to assemble bluebird houses, part of an annual Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania event the Loyalhanna Watershed Association will host on March 24.
A female bluebird has set up home in a bluebird house at Hilltop Park in Collier.
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A female bluebird has set up home in a bluebird house at Hilltop Park in Collier.
The Eastern bluebird is one of the birds likely to be seen at the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 17-18 at Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center.
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The Eastern bluebird is one of the birds likely to be seen at the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 17-18 at Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center.
Explore the beauty of eggs and nests during the latest Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center offering.
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Explore the beauty of eggs and nests during the latest Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center offering.

Adults and children interested in the welfare of the state's bluebirds are invited to attend a Bluebird Workshop at 10 a.m. March 24 at the Loyalhanna Watershed Association's Nimick Family Education Center, 6 Old Lincoln Highway west, Ligonier.

The association and the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania are sponsoring the workshop.

Dr. Wilma C. Light, Penn State master gardener and Bluebird Society coordinator, Westmoreland County, will provide information on becoming a good landlord for bluebirds and other native cavity nesting birds.

Participants will learn about providing housing, food from native plants, a water source, and protection from predators, according to a news release.

Participants also will assemble a nest box kit to take home to attract these colorful thrushes.

The activity is open to all ages.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required as materials are limited.

Details: 724-238-7560, ext. 3.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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