Easter grass alert!
According to Dick Purvis, the guy who single-handedly brought bluebirds back from the brink some 30 years ago before a group was formed to help him out, Easter grass is a disaster for Western Bluebirds and other cavity nesters.
His group, the Southern California Bluebird Club, spend countless hours building, installing and monitoring bluebird boxes in Southern California. The group figures it has fledged tens of thousands of bluebirds over the years.
But here’s the glitch - Easter grass and other plastics that the bluebirds pick up to line their box strangles the babies and will catch the foot of a mother causing her and her brood to starve.
Solution: Don’t leave Easter grass in your yard. Not even a single strand.