Wood Duck Houses 2015-2016

Every fall, Teresa Burton of the Park Board inspects the two Wood Duck houses on Diamond Lake and prepares them for mating season in the spring. Here is her update for the fall of 2015:

“Both houses were successful this year!  One was picture perfect with down, broken bits of shell, and membranes.  The other house contained broken bits of shell and membranes.   This is great news!  I have included a couple of photos.  One photo is of the box just being opened and the other is the nest contents spread on the ground for counting purposes.  We leave the boxes clean and open for the winter and in the spring we will be adding fresh nesting material and closing the house back up in hopes that the boxes will continue to be used.”