Bluebirds. You know, those
pretty blue and orange (rusty) feathered friends that nest in
boxes a few feet above the ground or in tree cavities or other
places convenient to them and safe from predators, were the
topic of discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the UH Lions Club.
The discussion was led by ASU researcher Dr. Virginie Rolland.
She was accompanied by graduate
assistant Brandy Chancellor.
Bluebirds have a few natural
enemies, including English or house sparrows, starlings and
raccoons and squirrels, who get into their nesting places and
mess things up good, D. Chancellor told the Lions. She and
graduate assistants conduct bluebird research in several
locations around the area.
The program was introduced by
Lion Eric Grant who has bluebird nesting boxes at his home as do
Lions Jim and Helen Mashburn.
Lion President Jim Watkins
called the meeting to order at 7:45 a.m. Lion Bill Dickens
served as tail twister; Lion Bryan Ulmer won the pot drawing;
Lion Jim Mashburn led the song; Lion Norman Dickson the pledge
and Lion Robert Bahn the prayer.
Lion Ron McCormick, chairman of
the annual car show reported that profit from the show, which
will be used in Lion programs, will be an estimated $9,500.
New member Rick Barkley was
sworn in at Tuesday’s meeting.
There were 20 Lions and two
guests at the meeting.