Medina approves bluebird houses at local parks and Boxwood Cemetery

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 January 2021 at 3:46 pm

MEDINA – The Village Board has approved installation of about 50 bluebird houses at several local parks and Boxwood Cemetery.

Daniel Rosentreter presented the plan to the Village Board, which gave its approval on Monday.  Rosentreter needs to check with DPW Superintendent Jason Watts on the final locations.

Rosentreter, 28, would like to have most of the bluebird houses in place before the April-May nesting season.

The bluebird houses will be on ¾-inch galvanized electrical pipe, which have a smooth surface so squirrels can’t climb up on them, Rosentreter said.

He is an avid birder and wildlife photographer who wants to encourage bluebirds in the Medina community.

“The bluebird has decreased in population,” Rosentreter said. “This is a big way to bring them back.”

He is planning to have the bluebird houses installed at the perimeter of Boxwood Cemetery, Butts Park, Canal Basin Park, Gulf Park, Gwinn Street Park, Lions Park Pine Street Park and State Street Park.

When this group of bluebird house sis done, Rosentreter said he would like to add some to Ridgeway at a municipal-owned cemeteries and also at the Shelridge Country Club.

He has some volunteers to help with the effort of installing the bluebird houses.

“We have a lot of work to do now that this has been approved,” he said. “