June 16, 2008

Bird Feeder Theft Leaves Recreation Director Wondering



As the Marshfield Recreation Department welcomes local families to an open house at its 28-acre nature preserve Saturday, something will be missing.

A bird feeder was stolen last Thursday night, after spending less than a day at its new home. It was the first act of vandalism there that Recreation Director Ned Bangs can remember.

"To have someone walk off with a feeder, it's disappointing," he said. "I can't figure out why someone would take it."

Bangs bought the feeder for the bluebirds, warblers, cardinals and swallows that frequent the area. In addition to drawing bird watchers, the birds help keep mosquitoes in check.

The theft dampened the last-minute preparations that the department has been doing for the event.

"We've been doing some extra mowing and trimming," Bang said. "We want people to enjoy all the great things we're doing here."

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include a cookout, games and presentations from local Eagle Scouts.

Liz Hoffman may be reached at [email protected]

Originally published by By LIZ HOFFMAN, The Patriot Ledger.

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