One of the really appealing things about regenerative places / green infrastructure is watching barn swallows at work. Just seeing how effective and simple nature can be when we get it right. It is awe inspiring and beautiful.
One of those activities is tree swallows. I just spent 20 minutes watching a Youtube video by Regenerative Agriculture pioneer and rancher Greg Judy. Even though he has written two books (No Risk Ranching and Comeback Farms) about how cattle can be used to regenerate agriculture economics AND the environment, he has taken the time to make two videos regarding tree swallows.
The first video is on the benefits of having tree swallows in your pastures. Watch here:
The second is on how Greg builds his tree swallow houses from waste red cedar on his ranch. He also reiterates the benefits of these birds.
Wouldn’t it be great to have someone in each Citadel community who is building the bird and owl houses for each project! I am looking forward to the day and the person who sees this hobby for themselves. We would all benefit from the entertainment of these birds in large quantities over the community’s pastures! This is just one illustration of what regenerative places are really about.
For more information on the migration patterns of tree swallows, check out the Wikipedia page here.