The installation is a 15' wooden tower, which will be a nesting house for Chimney Swifts, a federally protected migratory bird that spend their summer breeding season along the eastern corridor of North America, and their winters in South America. Their population has been in steep decline, due to habitat loss (with loss of wild forest, there are not enough dead trees anymore, and open chimneys are not as prevalent as they once were). We hope this tower will attract Chimney Swifts as they pass over between March and April.
The tower, installed in 2022, has a garden planted around the base to support pollinators and native habitat. More information can be found here.