We have plenty of reasons to celebrate the dawning of spring here in Holmes County, Ohio but one of the best perks of the warmer weather is the birdwatching we can do all over the grounds. Ohio is home to more than 400 documented species of birds and most of those can be found right here at Honey Run. By far one of our favorites is the Eastern Bluebird, which makes its nest at this time of year and sticks around all summer long to sing for us and our guests. We’re a registered protected habitat for these beautiful creatures and love to share them with our appreciative guests.
The Inn at Honey Run currently boasts 12 specialty nesting boxes designed to attract and house these bluebirds and when we checked this morning, 5 of them are currently active by expectant mother birds. The birds aren’t confined to the bluebird nesting boxes however. The photo above shows a female nesting in an old Downy Woodpecker hole ‘drilled’ last year.
As a proud member of the Ohio Bluebird Society and a friend to birdwatchers everywhere, we encourage you to bring your binoculars and come check out the hundreds of birds nesting across the property. The birdsong in the air is truly something beautiful and you don’t want to miss it.