We are honored and delighted to be a new site for Operation Bluebird this year. This outdoor education program fosters greater understanding of native cavity nesters with local school districts and community partners. Co-founders Bethany Gray and Kate Anderson launched the program three years ago as a partnership between Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT), Yellow Springs Schools, and Xarifa Farm. Since farmland makes a terrific bluebird habitat, and since we frequently partner with TLT, Agraria is a perfect site for the expansion of Operation Bluebird. During the six visits by McKinney Middle School 7th graders, the students have observed two active eastern bluebird nests; this week brought the first hatchlings to Agraria! And that's not all--Agraria Sustainable Land Manager and Naturalist Gabby Amrhein reported that "as of right now we not only have 2 bluebird nests, we also have several other species nesting this year, and we observed 39 species of birds during monitoring; as of today Agraria is a stopover point and/or home to more than 100 bird species!"