April 2, 2006
A Nesting Box for Small Birds at Black's Nook

Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation offered family programs in 2004 and 2005 during which participants assembled wooden nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds. Four boxes for tree swallow, built in March of 2004, had successful broods in 2004 and 2005. This year, because of the construction, the three boxes that had been situated near Little Fresh Pond were moved to the Weir Meadow and the bioswale at Kingsley Park. The four boxes for chickadees and other tiny birds were moved from behind Neville place to Black's Nook, the Kingsley bioswale, and, and the upper Weir Meadow.
If you see bird activity at any of these boxes, please report your sighting to Ranger Jean Rogers at 617-349-4793 or Elizabeth Wylde at

Map of Nesting Box Locations