By Scott Clemson
Red Rock Audubon and Transition Services, Inc. of Las Vegas are teaming up to make available for purchase a variety of species-appropriate nest boxes and platforms that can entice our feathered friends to stick around and raise families as welcome neighbors. Transition Services provides a woodshop where developmentally delayed (but quite artistically talented!) adults lovingly construct the nest boxes with recycled wood to the specifications provided by Red Rock Audubon. Current plans are for these well-crafted boxes to be available for sale or order at the both the Transition Services’ and Springs Preserve’s gift shops, as well as through Red Rock Audubon. Species boxes now available are for either: 1) Kestrels, 2) Ash-throated & Brown-crested Flycatchers, 3) Say’s Phoebes, 4) or several versions for Bewick’s & House Wrens. Artistic customization of any box is an option, including wood-burning designs for all the types, and also color choices for the wren boxes. Purchase dollars will aid the wonderful programs at Transition Services, while the buyers enhance their home habitats and help our local birds!