During one of our winter brainstorming sessions, we came up with the idea to install a mallard nest at the Prairie pond. After some research it seemed construction would be fairly simple. We followed the instructions provided by ODNR in their Nest Box Plans pamphlet.
The directions for the mallard nest cylinder explain that while mallards aren’t at risk of extinction their nesting habitat has been disturbed by drought, development and predation. We found that we had all the necessary materials to easily construct the nest stored in our Prairie shed. It came together in an hour or so and was installed last week. Enjoy the pictures of Jon installing the nest at the Prairie pond.