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12th Annual Birdhouse Competition

Birdhouse Competition Viewing Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum

April 13, 2012 (Friday) – 9:00 AM–6:00 PM – Birdhouse Entries Accepted
April 14, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 15, 2012 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Imaginations Run Wild—Birds Take Flight

It's that time of year again! The Birdhouse Competition returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum with events scheduled April 12 through April 15. If making birdhouses is not your thing, then looking at them should be. The creations range from barrels of laughs to studies in craftsmanship and beauty. Pack up the whole brood and join the fun.

Schedule of Events

April 12, 2012 (Thursday)

7:30 PM – Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – "Pandora's (Bird)box: Challenges and Solutions for Birds That Require Cavities" presented by John A. Gerwin, Research Scientist and Curator of Birds, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and Treasurer, Wake Audubon Society

April 13, 2012 (Friday)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM – Registration of entries. No birdhouse entries will be accepted after 6:00 PM.

4:00 PM-7:00 PM – JCRA Plant Sale (Members Only Preview)

6:30 PM-9:30 PM – Judging begins promptly and should take one to three hours to complete.

April 14, 2012 (Saturday)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM – JCRA Plant Sale

10:00 AM-5:00 PM – Entries on display.

April 15, 2012 (Sunday)

12:00 PM-5:00 PM – Entries on display.

5:00 PM-6:00 PM – Entries may be picked up.

April 16, 2012 (Monday)

Entries may be picked up between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Monday. Entries not removed by 6:00 PM will become the property of the JCRA.

Birdhouse Competition Specifics

Open to adults and children. If you love the natural world and unique garden art, get out your sketch pad, paints, and tool box. The competition is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about bird habitats, while expressing your own creativity.


Adult (Ages 16 and above)

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