LCBS Visits the Driftless Prairies

The Lafayette County Bluebird Society (LCBS) held their annual bluebird trail hike at the Driftless Prairies on Thursday, August 1, 2013.  We are 1 of 7 trails in the Lafayette County area that report our numbers to LCBS.

The Lafayette County Bluebird Society, Inc. was started in 1981 and is dedicated to the conservation of the Eastern Bluebird and other native cavity nesting species. They have assisted with nesting sites for purple martins, counts of red-headed woodpeckers, and pileated woodpeckers.

It was a great evening with 27 of us attending. We shares a potluck dinner first then went on a hike to a couple of the bluebird boxes around the prairie. The weather cooperated beautifully, making the evening very pleasant and comfortable.

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As we hiked by the Berry Prairie, some had to stop to nibble on the mulberries! They were sweet and yummy!


Next we passed the bee hives where Jim explained how the bee hives are established and the social behavior of bees.


Jim was a great tour guide! The explained about many of the prairie plants that were seen as the tour progressed around the prairies. The evening ended with a hike through the woods, then a viewing of the bats as they exited the bat house for their nightly foraging.