Save Our Swallows
November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am
The Save Our Swallows organization is sponsoring a “last stand” to save vital habitat for our practically-famous Hadley Barn Swallows. (Just Google “Hadley Barn Swallows”!) The birds nest in the old Bri-Mar stable in Hadley, where they live at the mercy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The US FWS has taken steps that ensure the destruction of the old but previously sound stable, where the swallow colony has nested every summer for decades. Until now FWS has offered only double-talk about saving the stable and the colony, but they are sensitive to public opinion. We are hoping for a massive turnout to pressure them to save the structure before another New England winter threatens to take it down. This extraordinary colony of songbirds is running out of time.