Text and photos by Bill Johnson, TMNCPC bird sanctuary and bird blind director. Condensed by TMNCPC Blogmaster Paula Dittrick (full article can be found in the Coastal Prairie Chapter Courier, Aug. 1, 2020).
Hikers and photographers take note: the bird blind at Seabourne Creek Nature Park features a new floor and roof along with an improved water feature following the July completion of an Eagle Scout Project.
Boy Scout Andrew Dittmar and fellow scouts, under parental leadership, completed the project despite pandemic-related and other delays. The onsite work took 2 days with very little Master Naturalist intervention.
The Scouts brought all their own materials and provided the labor. Parental leadership provided a little supervision for the scouts to assemble, install, and complete a new shingle roof and a new floor in the bird blind.
One piece of limestone was placed to create a splash under the drip in the water feature, which includes river rocks. TMNCPC member Blair Margot provided the plumbing. TMNCPC bird sanctuary and blind director Bill Johnson filled the pond.