Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Birdblind in Loveland Nature Preserve for all the bird watchers

special thanks to my troop 817
 fellow scouts and scouters
leaders and parents
and
 McCabe Lumber of Loveland Ohio
 for a great help with my lumber and materials


-Ryan Griffin life scout troop 817


 Please take a minute
 to go to the first post
 and check out how it all came about

Monday, September 23, 2013

Eagle Project - Nature Preserve of Loveland Bird-Blind Rebuilt

Come to the Loveland Nature Preserve 
and check out the great Bird Blind on the nature trail in Loveland.

It is located here :







View Larger Map


before construction we had to do a complete tear down
 of the old bird blind that was very neglected and vandelized


Here are the final photos
 from the building of the bird blind
on Saturday September 21st
with the help of my biggest brother, Dave
  my troop with some of the troop dads
what a great job they all did.
Thank you also to McCabe Lumber 
of Loveland Ohio for the help 
with keeping the cost down
 for all the materials used to build the bird-blind. 







 








Lunch Break Pizza with niece, Jilly

Ryan's brother Dave and his niece Jilly came to help

now to add the pergola

check the plan

pergola













Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bird-Blind foundation is complete -21 bags of cement



Ryan and His crew of troop 817 scouts and dads/moms

Located next to the Moose Lodge parking lot





Joe - our S P L

checking for level/plumb








Sunday, August 11, 2013

tear down of the old blind with my patrol


August 2013
The old bird blind in Loveland
 has been vandalized and not maintained
 through the years. 

My Eagle Project would be to re construct 
a new form of this bird blind area. 

I have chosen a design
 that  will not be so prone to vandalism

because it is more open to view from the trail.

I plan to replace the  bird-blind with my design

 and add new bird feeders and a bench

With the help of the city of Loveland,
 and local merchants

  for tools and lumber

and the hard work of family and friends

 we will rejuvenate the bird blind this summer/ fall.
click on the sentence below to
 go to a link I have used to learn about bird blinds
 go here to read all about 
wild life viewing and bird-blinds



the OLD Blind is vandalized and falling apart


tearing down the old bird-blind first is complete now

going to redo the feeders too



taking off the old roof

looks better already



this is alll that is left of the old blind structure -it was hard work

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August Update Eagle Project plan

These are some pictures of the current 
vandalized and worn out bird blind. 
I have blurred out the graffiti to keep things more nice.
 
 I am planning to tear down the structure 
this Saturday with my patrol.











old worn out bird feeders

time for a tear-down
Ryan

Monday, May 27, 2013

Eagle Project -fundraising mode

Hi All
As soon as I raise my project funds
I will be able to set a definite date to begin the project


Located in the Loveland Nature Preserve 
 on a nice wooded trail there is an old dilapidated bird blind
Once it was new and useful as a way to observe the many bird species up close.
 Taking pictures would be a good way to save the experiences

my Before photos are coming real soon
check back

cooking merit badge...cooking catfish at camp




The bird blind has been vandalized and not maintained through the years. 
My Eagle Project would be to re construct a new form of this bird blind area. 
I have chosen a design that  will not be so prone to vandalism
because it is more open to view from the trail.
I plan to replace the  bird-blind with my design
 and add new bird feeders and a bench
With the help of the city of Loveland, and local merchants
  for tools and lumber
and the hard work of family and friends
 we will rejuvenate the bird blind this summer.


click on the sentence below to go to a link I have used
to learn about bird blinds