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Westmoreland Conservancy 

What is Westmoreland Conservancy?

Current News

Due to lead shot contamination, The Yellow Trail at the King Reserve is temporarily closed. It will soon be re-routed. Sorry for the inconvenience

About

Westmoreland Conservancy will act to preserve, enhance, and connect land, habitat and green space through acquisition, stewardship, and cooperation with local communities and other organizations.

Our vision is to preserve natural, rural, and historic landscapes for Nature's benefit and the enrichment of future generations. Since 1991 Westmoreland Conservancy has protected more than 600 acres of land. 

Westmoreland Conservancy is devoted to conservation of land in Westmoreland County. We are an accredited 501c-3 non-profit organization.

Reserves

Westmoreland Conservancy protects land and habitat in Westmoreland County. We are making our reserves even more people-accessible, and better for the wildlife inhabiting the area.

Donate

Donations to Westmoreland Conservancy help to protect and restore bird and wildlife habitat, and save special places of natural and historic significance. 

Get Involved

Becoming a volunteer gives you a unique opportunity to contribute directly to protecting our region’s clean waters, natural areas, and sustainable local economies now and for future generations. You play an important role in conserving the waters, meadows and woodlands of your community. You will meet wonderful people, too! Volunteering at the Conservancy is productive work, and it’s fun!

Bluebird Facts:

Eastern Bluebirds live in open country around trees, but with little understory and sparse ground cover. They’re most common along pastures, agricultural fields, suburban parks, backyards, and golf courses.

Food sources include insects caught on the ground and are a bluebird’s main food for much of the year. Major prey include caterpillars, beetles crickets, grasshoppers, and spiders. In fall and winter, bluebirds eat large amounts of fruit including mistletoe, sumac, blueberries, black cherry, tupelo, currants, wild holly, dogwood berries, hackberries, honeysuckle, bay, pokeweed, and juniper berries.


Nesting Facts:

Eastern Bluebirds put their nests in natural cavities or in nest boxes or other artificial refuges. After a male Eastern Bluebird has attracted a female to his nest site (by carrying material in and out of the hole, perching, and fluttering his wings), the female does all the nest building. She makes the nest by loosely weaving together grasses and pine needles, then lining it with fine grasses.

    
Clutch Size: 2–7 eggs
    Number of Broods: 1-3 broods
    Egg Length: 0.7–0.9 in 
    Incubation Period: 11–19 days
    Nestling Period: 17–21 days
    Egg Description: Pale blue or, rarely, white.