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Hartland kids & businesses team up to build swift roosting tower

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.