The City of Chicago and its partners are inviting Chicagoans to participate in a bird house design and build competition. Tweet Home Chicago aims to raise awareness about the imporantance of birds and bird habitat in Chicago. Don't let the overabundance of pigeons fool you, Chicago is home to 80 native bird species that nest here. During the spring and fall two hundred more use Chicago as a resting spot during migrations.
Students, novices and professional designers and carpenters are encouraged to design and build a bird house for one of the eight bird species highlighted. The bird houses entered in the Tweet Home Chicago competition will be judged by a panel of judges that will include professionals from the design, art and conservation communities.
For us Chicago gardeners birds are a great resources in controlling garden pests, like the Japanese beetles, in our gardens without the use of harsh chemicals.
Deadline registration is April 16, 2010. Submittals are due April 29-May 1, 2010 at Chicago Center for Green Technology.If you'd like to participate visit: cityofchicago.org/environment or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes will be awarded in both the adult & youth categories. 1st prize: $500 2nd prize: $250 3rd prize: $150