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http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/05/4645_2409.pdf

 

It's that time of year.  Cabin fever got you down?  Build some of the above linked wood duck houses and take a nice walk in a frozen marsh.  Help out some of your good wildlife.

 

I've used these particular plans.  The woodies like them and they use less wood than others I've tried.  I build mine from pine as cedar is super expensive locally and give them a good heavy coat of linseed oil, especially at the wood-to wood joints.  I've got one up built from pine 10 years ago that has raised a clutch every year and shows no signs of serious rot.  Use spiral fluted cedar siding nails, they hold a long time.

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The township I live in has a wildlife trail through a marsh and woodland area, and I just talked to the twp supervisor about putting out some nest boxes, he seemed quite interested in the idea. Thanks for the link

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Cool! I will have to try this!

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