In nature, Chimney Swifts nest in large hollow trees, but when the logging of Michigan did away with those, the swifts adapted to large chimneys.
Now, suitable chimneys are also in short supply, and Swift numbers are dwindling. In the March installment of The Green Room, Barbara Lucas looks at what we can do to help out.
For info on the life cycle of chimney swifts, and what to do if you have “guests” in your chimney:
To attend a local “Swift Night Out”:
- Contact the Washtenaw Audubon Society
To learn more about the potential use of 415 W. Washington as a park: