Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Wood duck nest box

Before last nights snow fell, we are grateful to Timmons and Bjorn from Narragansett Boat Club along with Carrie from the Conservancy, for putting up a wood duck nest box near York Pond. Yes, you heard right – wood ducks can nest in trees!
We should know in a month or so if a wood duck pair has chosen this particular single-family home with water view. Another resident could be a screech owl as they like the same sort of nesting sites as wood ducks, and the habitat in Blackstone Park is perfect for them. Let us know if you see a wood duck around York Pond – the males are colorful with a slicked-back “hairdo”!