Birdhouse Exhibit Now Showing / Winners Announced

The 2021 Birdhouse Exhibit is now showing along Birdhouse Trail. See over 200 birdhouses, 85 are new this year!

From wildly creative, to practical and best for birds, the variety is awesome.

Congratulations to the 2021 Birdhouse Competition Winners:

Because of Covid19 we were not able to host an awards ceremony this year, but the birdhouses are up along Birdhouse Trail and you can see them in person during the Nature Center's regular hours of operation.

Thanks to all the creatives who entered this year. We have some AWESOME entries! Here are the official results:

Children Awards – ages 0 – 12

Imaginative/Artistic:

1st place – #58 – Isaac Barley – “Woodland Hidey-Hole” – Copper, Branches, Tin

2nd place – #70 – Bentley Beck – “Cat” – Wood, Paint

Best Use of Recycled Materials:

1st place – #48 – Hazel Drollette – “Bark Birdhouse” – Wood, Bark

2nd place – #47 – Ambrose Drollette – “Birdhouse Rex” – Wood, Ceramic

Functional/Best for Birds:

1st place – #41 – Liam Johnston – “Outhouse Birdhouse” – Wood, Metal

2nd place – #45 – Anson Drollette – “The Log Cabin” – Wood

Well Built:

1st place – #88 – James Dutcher – “Old Glory” – Pine, Paint

2nd place – #4 – Amelia Eye– “Grandmother’s Baby House” – Poplar, Metal Roofing

Young Adults ages 12-17

Imaginative/Artistic:

#74 – Zayne Christensen – “Witch Hat” – Pallet Wood

Best Use of Recycled Materials:

#36 – Addison Keller – “Bird Box” – Recycled Wood

Well Built:

#59 – Story Turner – “Kestrel Castle” – 14 Gauge Steel

Collaborative Group Awards – assisted children/family/group (8)

Imaginative/Artistic:

1st place – #67 – Rachel Funk – “Mid-Century Modern” – Wood, Rock, Moss, Lexan

2nd place – #72 – Maggie Morscher & Brian Waugh – “Tie Palace” – Redwood

Best Use of Recycled Materials:

#42 – The Allen Family – “Styx” – Recycled Wood, Branches, Copper Wire

Functional/Best for Birds:

#43 – Lily and Matt Weyland – “The Ol’ Silo” – Barnwood, Metal

Well Built:

#62 – Erin Eck & Kaisha Taylor – “Pinecone Owl” – Solar Lamp, Plaster Clay, Pinecones

Adult Awards – ages 18 and above

Imaginative/Artistic:

1st place – #23 – Vandy Girres – “May the Winds Carry Me Home” – Apple Gourd, Paint

2nd place – #5 – Nate Eye – “Trimmed Lightning (Owl)” – Various Woods

Best Use of Recycled Materials:

1st place – #64 – Keuren Grishaw – “Watering Can” – Old Watering Can, Planter, Clay

2nd place – #49 – Shauna Wolfgram – “Bird Hostel” – Wood, Aluminum Cans, Toothbrushes

Functional/Best for Birds:

1st place – #7 – Claire Henderson – “Upstairs Downstairs” – PVC Guard, Paint, Ceramic Knobs, Asphalt Shingles

2nd place – #73 – Tom Christensen – “Birdhouse Feeder” – Old Barnwood

Well Built:

1st place – #16 – Gayle Johnson – “Neighbor’s Barn” – Old Wood Fence

2nd place – #8 – Frank Marcos – “Tree House” – Scrap Lumber, Chokecherry Tree

Special Recognition

#82– Jackson McBride – “Three in One” – Legos

#19– Jacob Messina – “Bird Brass Bass” – Trombone, Scrap Metal, Belts

#54 – Carren Taylor – “Nature’s House” – Artificial Sinew, Pine Needles, Wood Beads

#71 – Hudson Beck – “Cabin” – Wood, Rocks

#15 – Kelly Cox– “Barn” – Used Fencing

#18 – Greg Shreeve – “Tiki Bird Bar” – Block, Chopsticks, Skewers

Top Four Awards

Bloom’s Recycler Award – # 76 – Oliver Hornsby – “Blast Away!” – Plastic Bottle, Funnel, Ice Cream Lids

Honorable Mention – #6 – Jim Sheeran – “Racoon” – Barnwood, Recycled Post, Maple

Judge’s Choice – #14 – Tracy Chapman – “Home In The Woods” – Fallen Trees, Barnwood, Twigs

Commission Award/Best of Show – #81 – Kelly Hacker – “801 Avian Avenue” – Wood, Maple