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Bluebirds ready to fledge

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More than 50 bluebirds are expected to take their first flight from their nests at Flint Hills Resources this year, outpacing 2013’s fledglings and the company’s average. From April-August each year, a group of employee volunteers at Flint Hills carefully monitors the 18 artificial nesting structures located on a prairie ecosystem on the refinery property. Each year, Flint Hills reports its bluebird data to the Minnesota Bluebird Recovery Program.

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