Ramsey Schlissel tells us that ground has broken on the Hartland chimney tower project. A huge chimney at the historic White Elm Nursery, a roosting site for about 1000 swifts, was demolished this year. The Hartland community raised funds to build a replacement “chimney”. Hopes are high that migrating swifts will relocate this fall to the nearby Ice Age Trail – John Muir Lookout, south of town along the Bark River.
For more information or to donate to the project: http://www.savetheswifts.com