A wooden tower has been constructed at Roanoke County’s Happy Hollow park to serve as a nesting area for a migratory bird called the Chimney Swift.
Local Boy Scout Adam Witham has recently completed the tower as part of the required work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He has been working on the project since March, and plans to provide community information at the park about the environmental benefits of the unique bird.
Witham hopes that the tower will serve the community for years to come, by “providing a habitat for the birds other than the homes of citizens as well as encourage the birds to remain within the Roanoke area in the future to maintain balance with the insect population.”
This project was completed with the approval of Roanoke County’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff. For more information about proposed park improvement projects, contact the administrative office at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0.
Submitted by http://www.roanokecountyva.gov/