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Feb 5, 2013 10:30 AM by Melissa Canone

Bluebird basics set for Feb. 9 at the La. State Arboretum

VILLE PLATTE - Learn all about bluebirds and how to attract them to your backyard at a special program scheduled for Saturday, February 9, at the
Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte.

The program - Bluebird Basics - will run from 1-4 pm and will provide tips and habitat suggestions to lure Eastern Bluebirds to your yard. Participants can then build their own bluebird house to take home
with them. Supplies are limited, so pre-registration is recommended.

The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 600-acre preservation area providing six miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana's most magnificent
trees. Nature programs on varying subjects from wildlife gardening to birdwatching are offered throughout the year, and for groups of 10 or
more by request. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person to enter Chicot State Park. Once inside Chicot, the Arboretum is free.

The Arboretum Nature Center is located six miles north of Ville Platte on La. 3042, within Chicot State Park or three miles south of La. 106.

For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.

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